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For Immediate Release:
May 30, 2014

Southcoast blood donors get 2 free Bay Sox tickets during the month of June

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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 Friday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. 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

If you plan to donate, please remember to bring a proper form of identification. Southcoast Health offers the community two different ways to make a donation:

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 and appointments are welcome Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the 1st Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except holiday weekends, the Donor Room will be open the 2nd Saturday of the month). For more information or to make an appointment, call 508-973-5320. More information is also available online at

Community Blood Drives: Southcoast hosts blood drives throughout the region on the Southcoast Blood Donor 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 The following is a list of community blood drives during the month of June:

Sunday, June 1
Congregational Church of South Dartmouth
17 Middle St.
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, June 6
Dunkin' Donuts
234 Milliken Blvd.
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 7
St. Luke's Hospital Donor Room
101 Page St.
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 8
St. Patrick's Church
82 High St.
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 12
Arbour Counseling Services of Fall River
1080 Davol Street
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 14
New Bedford Bay Sox
230 Hathaway Blvd
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 19
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Ave.
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, June 20
Tedeschi Food Shops
51 County Road
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 22
St. John Neumann Church
157 Middleboro Road
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Peter Cohenno
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280
Cell: 774-218-5530

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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