Any person over 17 in good health and weighing at least 110 pounds can become a Cape Cod Hospital blood donor. There is no upper age limit as long as you can pass the donation history and physical. The entire process of donating blood takes about 45 minutes. A short medical history is taken and some screening questions are asked. Your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and blood count will be measured. The actual donation takes about ten minutes. After donating, you will relax for a few minutes and enjoy free refreshments before resuming normal activities. The average person has about 12 pints of blood and takes the loss of a single pint in stride. In fact, the fluid part of a blood donation is replaced in about 72 hours.
To make an appointment, please call 508-862-5273 before May 10. If the line is busy, please leave a message with name, phone number, and time you would like to donate and we will call you back to reconfirm. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be honored first.
C-Lab patient service centers are close-by and accessible throughout Cape Cod. There are 13 locations from Provincetown to Bourne, serving more than 350 physicians, two hospitals and ten nursing homes. The C-Lab system processes more than 2.7 million inpatient and outpatient tests per year. C-Lab is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, American Association of Blood Banks, Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare and Finance Administration, and the Massachusetts DPH. C-Lab accepts all insurances. Cape Cod Healthcare – one of America’s Top Ten health care systems – is the leading provider of health care services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,500 employees and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two-acute care hospitals, the largest home health services agency on the Cape (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. We’re taking good care of you.
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank with over $630 million in assets. Established In 1921, the bank celebrated its milestone 90th Anniversary in 2011. The Bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; and a loan and business development center in Falmouth at 649 Main Street. For more information, visit www.mycapecodbank.com, www.facebook.com/mycap ecodbank, or call 508- 568.3400.