The Cape Cod Hospital Blood Bank is in urgent need of O negative blood donors. While all blood types are needed on a regular basis, there is currently a shortage of O Negative, in particular.
Cape Cod Healthcare currently has less than a one-day supply of O Negative blood on hand.
Those with O Negative blood are considered “universal donors,” since the blood can be transfused to almost any patient in need, regardless of their blood type. This puts O Negative donors in the unique position to help people who are in critical need of blood.
The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment to donate blood or to find a blood drive in your area, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/give-Blood.