Yarmouth Police Department to host the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Blood Drive, February 11th

All blood collected during drive will remain on Cape Cod

On Friday, February 11, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Yarmouth Police Department will host a community blood drive in the memory of fallen United States Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos of Yarmouth. 

Nicholas died on the battlefield at age 21 in Garmsir, Afghanistan while going to the rescue of a fellow Marine in combat on July 23, 2009 and this blood drive is being conducted at Yarmouth Police Headquarters in his memory to support and assist Cape Cod Hospital Blood Donor Services.

Blood is needed each and every day to save lives in every community.  Blood collected in this blood drive will stay on Cape Cod and is used to treat people here. 

Any person over 17 in good health and weighing at least 110 pounds can become a blood donor.  There is no upper age limit.  The entire process of donating blood takes about 45 minutes.  After donating, relax and enjoy free refreshments before resuming normal activities.

In order to help make the process as efficient as possible, all donors are asked to make an appointment by calling 508-862-5663.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Yarmouth Police Headquarters is at One Brad Erickson Way in West Yarmouth.

Courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

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