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For Immediate Release:
August 7, 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:

  • Pauline Bonneau of New Bedford
  • Stephanie Deschenes of New Bedford
  • Daneen Eilertsen of Fairhaven
  • Marcel Gregoire of West Wareham
  • Robin McNear of South Dartmouth
  • Dr. David Rosenberg of South Dartmouth
  • Trudy Wallach of New Bedford

2 Gallons:

  • David Blier of New Bedford
  • Olga Catanho of New Bedford
  • Salien Cordeiro of New Bedford
  • Ronald Deschenes of New Bedford
  • Samantha Duggan of Fairhaven
  • Brian Giorgianni of North Dartmouth
  • James Gouveia of Dartmouth
  • Stanley Jasinski of New Bedford
  • Janet Miranda of Fairhaven
  • Andrew Price of New Bedford
  • Judith Rose of North Dartmouth
  • Dolores Sharek of North Dartmouth
  • Daniel Souza of Boston
  • Patricia Villanueva of New Bedford

3 Gallons:

  • Stanley Levine of North Dartmouth
  • Todd MacGregor of Fairhaven
  • Priscilla Martin of Dartmouth

4 Gallons:

  • Richard Labelle of Acushnet
  • David Philip Richard of New Bedford
  • Paula Riley of Assonet

5 Gallons:

  • Albert Cosme Jr. of New Bedford
  • Ronald DeMoranville of New Bedford
  • Michael LeBlanc of New Bedford
  • Dorothy Martin of Fairhaven
  • Dolores Rodrigues of New Bedford
  • Barry Rogers of North Dartmouth
  • Helio Rosa of North Dartmouth

6 Gallons:

  • Fred Carvalho of Fairhaven
  • Edward S. Morris Jr. of Acushnet
  • Steven Sachs of New Bedford

7 Gallons:

  • Bruce Williams of Acushnet

8 Gallons:

  • Stephen Farrell of Fairhaven
  • Carolyn Holland of South Dartmouth

10 Gallons:

  • Jeremy Zager of East Freetown

12 Gallons:

  • Sharon Souza of Fairhaven

15 Gallons:

  • Gardiner White of South Dartmouth

18 Gallons:

  • Fernando Dutra of New Bedford
  • Paul Hipolito of Acushnet

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.

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

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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