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All blood donated to Cape Cod Healthcare stays right here on Cape Cod to serve your community and save the lives of friends, family and neighbors? Cape Cod Hospital performs 8,500 transfusions each year between its two hospitals – Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital.
There is a large demand for blood in our community, and you can play a role in meeting that demand. Read about donations have helped others on Cape Cod.

100 blood donations and I’m not done yet

100 Blood Donations - Cape Cod Health News

I remember the first time I donated blood. I was a junior at Barnstable High School and a Red Cross blood mobile came to the school. I was 16 – still a few too months too young for a driver’s license and a few years too young to buy a beer – but this was a grown-up thing I could do. It seemed like a good way to help the community, and it was a chance to skip a class without getting in trouble. A good deal, all in all.... Read more on Cape Cod Health News

Blood donations from the long arm of the law

Steve Berna - Cape Cod Health News

The 62nd recruit officer class of the Plymouth Police Academy was just over a week from graduation, so it seemed like a gift was in order. But in this case, the gift came from the student officers, themselves.

On a sunny September morning, about 20 members of the class came to Hyannis to help others in need by giving blood at a Cape Cod Healthcare blood drive...  Read more on Cape Cod Health News

“Your son might not make it through the night.”

Jack DeCoste - Cape Cod Health News

Those are words no parent ever is prepared to hear.

Jack was our first child. My wife, Kate, and I could not wait for his arrival.

Kate had a normal pregnancy, and the delivery went well. But, when Jack was administered his APGAR test to check his vital signs, one of the nurses noticed his chest was retracting significantly with each tiny breath... Read more on Cape Cod Health News