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A healthy incentive for Southcoast blood donors
YMCA Southcoast has partnered with the Southcoast Blood Bank to offer donors a healthy incentive. 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, will receive a complimentary family guest pass to any YMCA SOUTHCOAST facility, and the Y will waive the joiner fee for any donor interested in a new YMCA membership (up to a $90 savings).

“We are extremely appreciative to the YMCA for partnering with the Southcoast Blood Bank for this ongoing promotion,” said John Laverty, MD, Medical Director of the Southcoast Blood Bank. “This new initiative provides our donors with a healthy incentive in appreciation for their support of the local blood supply.”

YMCA SOUTHCOAST facilities include the Dartmouth YMCA, the Fall River YMCA, the Gleason Family YMCA in Wareham, the Mattapoisett YMCA and the New Bedford YMCA.

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.

“Together we can do more to strengthen the foundation of our community,” said Gary Schuyler, President & CEO of YMCA SOUTHCOAST. “We hope that our collaboration with the Southcoast Blood Bank will encourage and show gratitude to members of our community who choose to donate locally.”

Chance to win Pawtucket Red Sox tickets!
In addition to the YMCA promotion, all donors in the month of May will be entered into a drawing to win a four pack of tickets to a Pawtucket Red Sox game of your choice. The drawing will take place at the end of May. Don’t miss out!

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 May:

Wednesday, May 1
25 South Water Street
Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 2
Somerset Credit Union
740 County Street
Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 3
Tobey Hospital
43 High Street
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 5
St. Joseph’s Church
74 Spring Street
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8
Re/Max Open House
22 Laura Lane
Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15
All Saints Catholic School
115 Illinois Street
Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, May 17
Southcoast Center For Cancer Care
206 Mill Road
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
Operation Clean Sweep
St. Luke’s Hospital
101 Page Street
Accepting Donations inside the Blood Bank
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 19
Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford
145 Brownell Avenue
Blood Drive
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21
Hawthorn Cancer Center
535 Faunce Corner Road
Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 23
Dartmouth Mall
200 Dartmouth Mall Drive
Blood Drive
Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 24
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue
Blood Drive
8 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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