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Blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished.

Jonathan DeCoste, senior blood donor recruiter at Cape Cod Healthcare has emphasized, “The Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Program continues to need blood. We are still running the same drives and hours that we have scheduled on our calendar. While all types are needed, we are especially in need of O negative” said DeCoste.

Blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow specific guidelines to ensure donor safety at all times.

The scheduled drives are updated regularly so be sure to check back for up to the minute schedule changes. Information can also be found on the Cape Cod Healthcare Facebook page.The list of drives can be found at

To minimize contact with others, all donations are by appointment only. Call 508-86BLOOD (862-5663) or schedule online within the individual donation page events.