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For Immediate Release:
August 7, 2013


Southcoast Blood Bank says Thank You!


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 counts 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 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 following individuals have recently hit impressive donating milestones:

1 Gallon

  • Rochelle Dube of Fall River
  • Michelle Ferreira of North Dartmouth
  • Robert Ferreira of South Dartmouth
  • Helen Green of Fairhaven
  • Lorraine Gregoire of West Wareham
  • Alan Kendall of New Bedford
  • Frank Kingsley of Swansea
  • Denise Micale of Westport
  • John Shurtleff of Lakeville
  • Michael Wittlif of Rumford, RI
  • June Medeiros of Acushnet

2 Gallons

  • Catarina Bauer of Fall River
  • Devin Byrnes of New Bedford
  • Stephen Connulty of North Dartmouth
  • Lisa Couturier of Fall River
  • Joan Eno of Fairhaven
  • Debra Hartzell of Fairhaven
  • Linda Hebert of New Bedford
  • Norma Pineault of Westport
  • James Stanton of South Dartmouth
  • Terrance Sullivan of Fall River

3 Gallons

  • Nicole Cunningham of Acushnet
  • Craig DeMello of New Bedford
  • Robert Lavallee of New Bedford
  • Miguel Rosario of New Bedford
  • Rebecca Willis of West Wareham

4 Gallons

  • Juliet Amaral of New Bedford
  • Francisco Carreiro of Acushnet
  • Jerome Casey of South Dartmouth
  • Steven Gioiosa of New Bedford
  • Scott Huckabee of Mattapoisett
  • David Meaney of North Dartmouth
  • Joseph Medeiros of Fairhaven

5 Gallons

  • Patricia Ansay of North Dartmouth
  • Norman Giovannini of North Dartmouth
  • Eric Larrivee of Westport
  • Elaine Lima of New Bedford
  • Judith Santos of Fairhaven
  • Michael L. Smith of New Bedford

6 Gallons

  • Daniel Amaral of New Bedford
  • Kenneth Girouard of Fairhaven
  • Nancy Greene of Fairhaven
  • Maureen Pepin of New Bedford
  • Deborah Schmitt of Fairhaven

7 Gallons

  • Paul Cote of New Bedford
  • David McQueeney of Lakeville

8 Gallons

  • John Duraes of New Bedford
  • Bernice Gaudreau of Fairhaven
  • David Gomes of New Bedford
  • Maurice Manny of East Freetown
  • James Stellato of Mattapoisett
  • Daniel Saulnier of South Dartmouth

11 Gallons

  • David St. Aubin of Marion

12 Gallons

  • Aline Laferriere of New Bedford
  • Robert Medeiros of New Bedford
  • Gerard Payette of Fairhaven

14 Gallons

  • George Cafferty of New Bedford
  • Alice Tremblay-Frates of West Wareham

15 Gallons

  • Paul Phaneuf of Acushnet

17 Gallons

  • J. Mark Treadup of New Bedford

18 Gallons

  • Robert Kirkland of Mattapoisett
  • Terence Beehan of New Bedford

27 Gallons

  • Daniel Callahan of South Dartmouth

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 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 2:30 p.m. The Southcoast Blood Bank will be closed on August 10. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information or to make an appointment, call 508-961-5320 or visit www.southcoast.org/bloodbank/.

Community Blood Drives: Southcoast hosts blood drives throughout the region on the Southcoast Blood Donor Van and at local businesses. The schedule can be found online at www.southcoast.org/van/ or by calling 508-961-5320.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280
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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