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For Immediate Release:
January 20, 2012

Southcoast Blood Bank thanks milestone blood donors

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham — and the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven and Fall River use approximately 1,300 pints of blood a month. Southcoast depends on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients requiring life-saving treatments in emergencies, patients with cancer and other serious illnesses, and patients in need of surgery.

The Southcoast Blood Bank is proud to have so many donors who have committed to donating blood on a regular basis to help save the lives of their friends, neighbors, and members of their community.

The Southcoast Blood Bank would like to take this opportunity to thank those donors who have recently hit impressive donating milestones:

1 Gallon:

  • Michael Zajac of New Bedford
  • Jerry Rediker of New Bedford
  • Brandon Guilbeault of Acushnet
  • Charles Gaspardi of Dartmouth
  • Jillian Oliveira of Fairhaven
  • Mario Granja of New Bedford
  • Joseph Parent of Roxbury
  • Jane Pereira of South Dartmouth
  • Dennis McGuire of Dartmouth
  • Mary Goldberg of Rehoboth

2 Gallons:

  • Nicole Cunningham of East Freetown
  • Richard Kumlin of Lakeville
  • Judith Noonan of Wareham

3 Gallons:

  • William Hinchliffe of New Bedford
  • Mary Hadley of Marion
  • Gregory Newcomb of East Freetown
  • Shawn Dury of New Bedford
  • Maureen Waltz of South Dartmouth

4 Gallons:

  • Eric Larrivee of Westport
  • Norman Giovannini of North Dartmouth
  • Debbie Gabriel of New Bedford
  • Karin Stone of Swansea
  • Robert Hebert of North Dartmouth
  • Robert Costa of North Dartmouth

5 Gallons:

  • Edward Sweeney of New Bedford

6 Gallons:

  • Charles Johnson Jr. of East Freetown
  • Paul Cote of New Bedford
  • Luis Pereira of New Bedford

7 Gallons:

  • Paul Lemieux of Lakeville
  • David Barnum of South Dartmouth

9 Gallons:

  • Allan Nunes of New Bedford

13 Gallons:

  • Thomas Gray of Rochester
  • Alice Tremblay-Frates of West Wareham

14 Gallons:

  • Paul Phaneuf of Acushnet

21 Gallons:

  • Robert Lopes of New Bedford

The Southcoast Blood Bank: The Southcoast Blood Bank is located at St. Luke's Hospital, 101 Page Street, New Bedford, off the main lobby. Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment call 508-961-5320. More information is available online at

Community Blood Drives: Southcoast hosts blood drives throughout the region on the Southcoast Health Van and at local businesses. The schedule can be found online at or by calling 508-961-5320.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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