Yarmouth Police Host Blood Drive to Honor Fallen Marine
The Yarmouth Police Department is hosting a two day community blood drive in honor of fallen United States Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos.
The Yarmouth Police Department provided the following.
Nicholas G. Xiarhos, a Class of 2006 graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 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.
Last year’s blood drive collected 174 pints of blood which was the most blood ever donated in any blood drive on Cape Cod.
All blood collected in this blood drive will stay on Cape Cod and is used to treat people in need here on Cape Cod. Any person over 17 in good health and weighing at least 110 pounds can become a blood donor and there is no upper age limit.
The blood drive will be held Thursday, February 14th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM and Friday, February 15th 2013 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
In order to help make the process as efficient as possible—all donors are asked to make an appointment by calling 508-862-5663.