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For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2012

Southcoast Hospitals Group Blood Bank says Thank You!

Southcoast Blood Bank
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 is dependant 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:

  • Janet Almeida of New Bedford
  • Denise Ayotte of North Dartmouth
  • John Boucher of New Bedford
  • Maureen Costa of New Bedford
  • Jonathan Donner of New Bedford
  • Caryn Gamache of Acushnet
  • Rose Grant of Fall River
  • Megan Kelly of Dartmouth
  • Joaquim Lourenco of Acushnet
  • Christopher Lynch of Acushnet
  • Lisa Matias of Fairhaven
  • Paul Melanson of Somerset
  • Rodney Racquer of Fall River
  • Sandra Smith of New Bedford
  • Debra Sullivan of Warren, R.I.

2 Gallons:

  • Frank Botelho of New Bedford
  • Claudette Correiro of Fall River
  • Pauline DeSousa of Fall River
  • Daniel DiPaola of New Bedford
  • Shawn Fern of South Dartmouth
  • Russell Koster of Lakeville
  • Robert Lavallee of New Bedford
  • Edmund Otis of South Dartmouth
  • Miguel Rosario of New Bedford
  • Laurie St. Pierre of New Bedford
  • MaryAnne St. Pierre of Acushnet

3 Gallons:

  • Dori Baumberger of Fall River
  • Barry Brasidio of Dartmouth
  • Annette Boulay-Defrias of New Bedford
  • Todd Cusson of New Bedford
  • Nicholas Memoli of Wareham

4 Gallons:

  • Patricia Ansay of North Dartmouth
  • Lorraine Audet of Fall River
  • Janine Campbell of Acushnet
  • Gary Crowell of Acushnet
  • Robert Furtado of Fairhaven
  • John Letendre of Fairhaven
  • Alvaro Lima of New Bedford
  • Jeffrey Marden of North Dartmouth
  • Donald Neves of North Dartmouth
  • Debra Perry of South Dartmouth
  • Judy Santos of New Bedford
  • Karl Sovik of Fairhaven
  • Robert Szala of Dartmouth

5 Gallons:

  • Marcia Joseph of Fairhaven
  • Daniel Lemieux of New Bedford
  • Veronica Robdau of North Dartmouth

6 Gallons:

  • Ann Marklin of Mattapoisett

8 Gallons:

  • Kingsley Doe of South Dartmouth
  • George Dossantos of New Bedford
  • JoAnn Finn of Wareham
  • Vincent Medeiros of Dartmouth
  • Roger Nadeau of Acushnet
  • Rosemarie Stupalski of New Bedford

9 Gallons:

  • Joyce Normandin of New Bedford
  • Elaine Olifierko of Acushnet

10 Gallons:

  • David St. Aubin of Marion

16 Gallons:

  • William King of Lakeville
  • Michael Spoor of New Bedford

20 Gallons:

  • Steven Macedo 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 508-993-0430.

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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