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For Immediate Release:
May 28, 2013


Southcoast blood donors get two free Bay Sox tickets during the month of June


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — During the month of June, the Southcoast Blood Bank will offer all blood donors two free tickets to a New Bedford Bay Sox home game.

Tickets are available to blood donors at all Southcoast blood donor locations, including the Southcoast Blood Bank located at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford and at all Southcoast Blood Drives. Tickets can be used at any home game during the regular season but are not redeemable for cash.

In addition, Southcoast Health System invites the public to attend “Southcoast Night at the Bay Sox” on Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. Athena Xifaras, MD, Associate Director of Southcoast Pediatric Services at St. Luke’s Hospital will throw out the first pitch. Attendees will receive giveaways including beach balls, sunscreen and water bottles. The Southcoast Health Van will be onsite during the game to provide free health screenings to the community.

Southcoast Health System is the official health system 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 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.

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, Southcoast Blood Donor Coordinator, at 508-993-0430 or by email at alegriac@southcoast.org.

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

    NEW BEDFORD
    Saturday, June 1
    Holy Family Holy Name School
    91 Summer Street
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    NEW BEDFORD
    Sunday, June 2
    New Bedford Portuguese 7th Day Adventist Church
    413 Rockdale Avenue
    Blood Drive
    8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Tuesday, June 4
    Dunkin' Donuts
    234 Milliken Boulevard
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    SOMERSET
    Wednesday, June 5
    Dunkin' Donuts
    1073 GAR Highway
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    DARTMOUTH
    Thursday, June 6
    Faunce Corner Surgery Center
    300D Faunce Corner Road
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    WAREHAM
    Friday, June 7
    Tobey Hospital
    43 High Street
    Blood Drive
    8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    NEW BEDFORD
    Thursday, June 13
    New Bedford Police Department
    871 Rockdale Avenue
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    DARTMOUTH
    Wednesday, June 19
    Beltone New England
    513 State Road
    Blood Drive
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    FAIRHAVEN
    Thursday, June 20
    Fairhaven Fire and Police Department
    146 Washington Street
    Blood Drive
    10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Friday, June 21
    Blount
    630 Currant Road
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    *Each donor will also receive a coupon to the Fall River Clam Shack.

    WAREHAM
    Sunday, June 23
    St. Patrick's Church
    82 High Street
    Blood Drive
    7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    FALL RIVER
    Tuesday, June 25
    Charlton Memorial Hospital
    363 Highland Avenue
    Blood Drive
    8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MATTAPOISETT
    Wednesday, June 26
    Mattapoisett Center School
    17 Barstow Street
    Blood Drive
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    EAST FREETOWN
    Friday, June 28
    Dunkin' Donuts
    2 Chace Road
    Blood Drive
    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Southcoast Blood Bank: Individuals can also donate at the Southcoast Blood Bank 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 9 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/.


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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
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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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