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For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2012


Domino's Pizza offers Southcoast blood donors a tasty incentive

Southcoast blood donors receive a free large pizza during the month of July



NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital has teamed up again this year with area Domino's Pizza stores in a "Pizza for a Pint" promotion during the month of July.

"We are grateful to our local Domino's Pizza stores who step up each year to keep our local blood supply strong," said John Laverty, MD, Medical Director of the Southcoast Blood Bank. "Domino's commitment and support is a great gift to the community, especially during the summer months when blood donations tend to be down."

You have a choice! Donate local.

The Southcoast Blood Bank is the only blood donation venue that directly supports the South Coast communities' blood supply. When you donate blood at a Southcoast-sponsored blood drive you are helping to keep your local blood supply strong — so it is there when you need it.

"Domino's Pizza is proud to partner with our local community blood bank during the month of July when the need for blood donations is the greatest," said Nelson Hockert-Lotz, owner of the Domino's Pizza stores on Kempton Street and Rockdale Avenue in New Bedford. "We hope our collaboration will be both a motivator and a thank you to people for rolling up their sleeves and pitching in this summer."

All of the Bristol County franchise owners have joined Hockert-Lotz in this partnership, making the offer good at all Domino's locations in Fall River, New Bedford, Somerset and Taunton.

Anyone who donates blood at the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital, or at any of the community blood drives hosted by the Southcoast Blood Bank during the month of July, will receive a certificate for a free large one-topping pizza redeemable at all Bristol County Domino's locations. The offer is good for any pick-up order or can be combined with a home delivery order. The certificate will not be redeemable for home delivery orders of a large one-topping pizza only. In addition to the Domino's pizza certificate, all blood donors will continue to receive two free tickets to a New Bedford Bay Sox home game through the end of July.

Where to donate

Community Blood Drives: Southcoast hosts blood drives throughout the region on the Southcoast Health Van and at local businesses. To schedule a free blood drive please call Catherine Alegria, at 508-993-0430 or email at alegriac@southcoast.org.

The following is a list of community blood drives during the month of July:

    FAIRHAVEN
    Sunday, July 1
    St. Joseph's Church
    74 Spring Street
    Blood Drive
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Tuesday, July 3
    Shaw's Supermarket
    465 William S. Canning Boulevard
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

    SOMERSET
    Sunday, July 8
    Walgreens Somerset
    296 Buffinton Street
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    NEW BEDFORD
    Tuesday, July 10
    Salter School
    950 Kings Highway
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    NEW BEDFORD
    Thursday, July 12
    AHA!
    Custom House Square (Barker's Lane)
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    1 to 7:30 p.m.

    DARTMOUTH
    Friday, July 13
    Beltone New England
    513 State Road
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    FAIRHAVEN
    Saturday, July 14
    Fairhaven Bicentennial" Good Ol' Family Fun Day"
    Cushman Park
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    ACUSHNET
    Sunday, July 15
    St. Francis Xavier Church
    133 Main Street
    Blood Drive
    7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    DARTMOUTH
    Tuesday, July 17
    Hawthorn Cancer Center
    535 Faunce Corner Road
    Blood Drive
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    DARTMOUTH
    Thursday, July 19
    Dartmouth Police Department
    249 Russells Mills Road
    Blood Drive
    7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    SOMERSET
    Saturday, July 21
    Church of Our Savior
    2112 County Street
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    WAREHAM
    Sunday, July 22
    St. Patrick's Church
    82 High Street
    Blood Drive
    7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    FAIRHAVEN
    Thursday, July 26
    South Coast Business Center
    200 Mill Road
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Friday, July 27
    Charlton Memorial Hospital
    363 Highland Avenue
    Blood Drive
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    TAUNTON
    Sunday, July 29
    Trucchi's Supermarket
    53 Tremont Street
    Blood Drive & Health Screenings
    8:30 a.m. to 2 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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