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For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2012

Southcoast blood donors get two free Bay Sox tickets through July

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Beginning May 16, the Southcoast Blood Bank will give blood donors two free tickets to a New Bedford Bay Sox home game.

Join Southcoast Hospitals Group on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. for "Southcoast Hospitals Night at the Bay Sox." Attendees will receive giveaways including beach balls, sunscreen and sports towels. The Southcoast Health Van will be onsite during the game to provide free health screenings to the community.

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 can be used at any home game during the season and 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

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 Southcoast Health Van schedule can be found online at or by calling 508-961-5320.

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

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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