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For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2012


Southcoast blood donors get two free Bay Sox Opening Day tickets through May 15


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Beginning April 1, the Southcoast Blood Bank will give blood donors two free tickets to the New Bedford Bay Sox's Opening Day game on June 7 against the Laconia Muscrats.

The tickets are available at all Southcoast blood donor locations, including the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and the Southcoast Health Van. Tickets are not redeemable for cash.

Southcoast Hospitals Group is the official hospital of the New Bedford Bay Sox, a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since 1997. The Bay Sox play their home games at Paul Walsh Field in New Bedford. A complete schedule is available at www.nbbaysox.com.

You have a choice! Donate local.

The Southcoast Blood Bank is the only local blood donor program that directly supports the communities of the South Coast region. When you donate at a Southcoast location, you could be saving a neighbor's life.

Where to donate

Community Blood Drives: Southcoast hosts blood drives throughout the region on the Southcoast Health Van and at local businesses. The following is a list of community blood drives during the month of April:

    NEW BEDFORD
    Thursday, April 5
    Bay Village/ Boa Vista Housing
    134 South Second Street
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    WAREHAM
    Friday, April 6
    Tobey Hospital
    43 High Street
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Tuesday, April 10
    People Incorporated
    900 Riggenbach Road
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    ROCHESTER
    Wednesday, April 11
    First Congregational Church of Rochester
    11 Constitution Way
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    ACUSHNET
    Saturday, April 14
    Acushnet Council on Aging
    591/2 So. Main Street
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Sunday, April 15
    Notre Dame Church
    529 Eastern Avenue
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    WESTPORT
    Sunday, April 22
    Lees Market
    796 Main Road
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Monday, April 23
    Charlton Memorial Hospital
    363 Highland Avenue
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    NEW BEDFORD
    Thursday, April 26
    Kennedy Donovan Center
    19 Hawthorn Street
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    SOMERSET
    Friday, April 27
    Somerset Credit Union
    740 County Street
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    WAREHAM
    Saturday, April 28
    Wareham YMCA
    33 Charge Pond Road
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    NEW BEDFORD
    Sunday, April 29
    Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento
    50 Madeira Avenue
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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 www.southcoast.org/bloodbank/.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876
poyants@southcoast.org



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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 www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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