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For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2013


Domino’s Pizza offers Southcoast blood donors a tasty incentive

Kick-off blood drive on July 2 at FUN 107/WBSM plaza in Fairhaven


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.

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.

New this year! The Southcoast Blood Bank and Domino’s Pizza have teamed up with FUN 107, WBSM and Scramblers Breakfast, Bagel and Lunch to host a kick-off blood drive on Tuesday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the FUN 107/ WBSM plaza, 22 Sconticut Neck Road in Fairhaven.

Morning refreshments will be provided by Scramblers Breakfast, Bagel and Lunch, with pizza provided by Domino’s beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the free large one-topping pizza coupon, all who donate at the kick-off blood drive will be entered into a free raffle for a chance to win prizes that include family four-packs of tickets to the Pawtucket Red Sox, a Domino’s gift card, and a Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card.

Join FUN 107, WBSM, Domino’s Pizza, Scamblers Breakfast,Bagel and Lunch, and the Southcoast Blood Donor Van at this inaugural event as they help raise awareness around the importance of donating blood locally.

“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.

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 full list of community blood drives taking place during the month of July:

FAIRHAVEN
Tuesday, July 2
FUN 107/ WBSM
22 Sconticut Neck Road
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WAREHAM
Friday, July 5
Tobey Hospital
43 High Street
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

FAIRHAVEN
Sunday, July 7
St. Joseph's Church
74 Spring Street
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

NEW BEDFORD
Friday, July 12
Domino's
836 Ashley Boulevard
Blood Drive
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NORTH DARTMOUTH
Tuesday, July 16
Hawthorn Cancer Center
535 Faunce Corner Road
Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

FALL RIVER
Wednesday, July 17
Father Diaferio Village
249 Johnson Street
Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FALL RIVER
Thursday, July 18
Jewish Home
538 Robeson Street
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

SOMERSET
Saturday, July 20
Church of Our Savior
2112 County Street
Blood Drive & Health Screenings & Vaccines
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FALL RIVER
Sunday, July 21
Lodge of Elks No. 118
4500 North Main Street
Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SWANSEA
Thursday, July 25
Swansea Police Department
1700 GAR Highway
Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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FAIRHAVEN
Friday, July 26
South Coast Business Center
200 Mill Road
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ACUSHNET
Sunday, July 28
St. Francis Xavier Church
133 Main Street
Blood Drive
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FALL RIVER
Monday, July 29
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue
Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TAUNTON
Tuesday, July 30
Trucchi's Supermarket
53 Tremont Street
Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

FALL RIVER
Wednesday, July 31
Sunset Hill Housing
151 Charles Street
Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3 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. The Southcoast Blood Bank will be closed on Saturday, July 20. We apologize for the inconvenience. 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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