Blood drive planned at the JFK Museum in Hyannis February 25th

Donating only takes 45 minute

Cape Cod Hospital and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Museum on Main Street in Hyannis.

Blood is needed every day to save lives in our community. The blood collected at Cape Cod Hospital stays on Cape Cod and is used for surgeries, traumas and other needs. One pint of blood can be used to treat as many as three people.

Donating blood not only helps your neighbor, but your neighborhood hospital as well. Between 7,000 and 8,000 units of blood are used at Cape Cod Hospital annually, yet only about 25 percent of it is donated. The remainder must be purchased from commercial suppliers.

Please help Cape Cod Hospital reach its goal to collect 1,000 more blood donations in 2010 than were collected last year.

Donating blood takes about 45 minutes. To register for the Feb. 25 blood drive, call 508-862-5273.

Courtesy of Cape Cod Healthcare.

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