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For Immediate Release:
June 30, 2014

Domino’s Pizza and Southcoast Health team up to take blood donations and give out free pizza

Blood drive kicks off on July 1 at FUN 107/WBSM plaza in Fairhaven

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast® Blood Bank at St. Luke’s Hospital has announced its July hours and schedule for the community blood drives. For the month of July, Southcoast has teamed up again this year with area Domino’s Pizza stores in a “Pizza for a Pint” promotion.

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.

“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.

The Southcoast Blood Bank is the only blood donation venue that directly supports the local communities’ blood supply. When you donate blood at the blood bank or a Southcoast-sponsored blood drive, you are helping to keep your local blood supply strong.
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 July:

Tuesday, July 1
FUN 107/WBSM Studio
22 Sconticut Neck Road
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call 800-497-1727 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, July 2
Swansea Police Department
1700 GAR Highway
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9
Salter School
82 Hartwell Street
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 10
William Street
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, July 11
Walgreens Somerset
296 Buffinton Street
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12
St. Luke's Hospital Donor Room
101 Page Street
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 13
St. Joseph's Church
74 Spring Street
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15
Tobey Hospital
43 High Street
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 17
Jewish Home
538 Robeson Street
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sign up at the front desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, July 18
Trucchi's Supermarket
53 Tremont Street
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 20
St. Francis Xavier Church
133 Main Street
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sign up at the church. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, July 22
South Coast Business Center
200 Mill Road
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 24
Southcoast Brain & Spine Center
480 Hawthorn Street
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 26
Cornerstone Community Church
111 Highland Road
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Call 508-946-0933 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Sunday, July 27
Domino's Pizza
836 Ashley Blvd
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 29
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue
11:30 a.m. to 5 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.

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