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Blood donation opportunities with American Red Cross & Dunkin’ Donuts

January 5 - January 31

FREE

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.

Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted donations. Nearly 100 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected.

“Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services. “We encourage donors to invite a family member or friend to donate with them to help meet patient needs. Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in.”

Dunkin’ Donuts and the American Red Cross are teaming up during National Blood Donor Month for the “Give Blood, Give Hope!” campaign, which provides a Dunkin’ Donuts coupon for a free Medium Hot Coffee and a free classic donut* to all presenting donors at select Red Cross blood drives and donation centers throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only honor blood and platelet donors, but also to help increase donations during the winter months. Maintaining a sufficient blood supply for patients is difficult at this time of year because extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout.

This January, all donors at Red Cross blood drives and donation centers in Kent and New Castle Counties, Delaware; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem and Warren Counties, New Jersey; Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts coupon for a free Medium Hot Coffee and a free classic donut redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.

“The ‘Give Blood, Give Hope!’ campaign helps the Red Cross increase blood collections so that we can provide blood to hospital patients where and when it is needed,” said Tonya Peters, interim director of Donor Recruitment for the Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region. “This program reflects Dunkin’ Donuts’ commitment to the communities. We are tremendously grateful for Dunkin’ Donuts and our volunteer blood donors for their ongoing dedication to our lifesaving mission. All eligible donors are encouraged to donate blood to help patients in need and as a special thank you they will receive a coupon for a free medium hot coffee and a free classic donut.”

“Dunkin’ Donuts is honored to partner with the Red Cross to offer the ‘Give Blood, Give Hope!’ campaign,” said Jackie Keown, Senior Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’ Brands. “We hope that by offering this coupon, more blood donors will be motivated to support the Red Cross to help save lives.”

OFFER GOOD ONLY AT PARTICIPATING DUNKIN’ DONUTS LOCATIONS IN THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGION: Kent and New Castle Counties, Delaware; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem and Warren Counties, New Jersey; Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania.

*Dunkin’ Donuts vouchers are redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Dunkin’ Donor vouchers are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:
Willow Grove Donor Center
31 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Mondays through Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. (platelet pheresis)
Thursdays through Sundays: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm (platelet pheresis)

Bucks
Bensalem
1/12/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Best Western, 3499 Street Road

Bristol
1/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Anchor Yacht Club, 1232 1/2 Pine Grove Extension

Doylestown
1/4/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Intelligencer, 333 N. Broad Street
1/5/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Doylestown Township Building, 425 Wells Road
1/6/2017: 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Doylestown Hospital, 595 W. State Street
1/6/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Doylestown Hospital, 595 W. State Street
1/9/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 235 E. State Street
1/12/2017: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., County of Bucks Courthouse, 55 E. Court Street
1/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Doylestown Borough Building, 57 W. Court Street
1/14/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Legion Post 210, 315 North Street

Fairless Hills
1/17/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Falls Township Municipal Complex, 188 Lincoln Highway, Suite 100

Feasterville
1/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., International SOS, 3600 Horizon Boulevard

Furlong
1/19/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Temple Judea, 38 Rogers Road

Holland
1/5/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Holland Elementary School, 597 Beverly Road

Jamison
1/4/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., ATI Physical Therapy, 1753 Kendarbren Drive, Suite 610

Langhorne
1/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Langhorne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Gillam Avenue
1/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Middletown Township Building, 3 Municipal Way

Levittown
1/12/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ramada Inn, 6201 Bristol Pike

Newtown
1/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Point, 592 Washington Crossing Road
1/15/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Shir Ami Synagogue, 101 Richboro Newtown Road

Quakertown
1/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Quakertown Farmer’s Market, 201 Station Road
1/10/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., West End Fire Company, 1319 Park Avenue
1/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., West End Fire Company, 1319 Park Avenue

Richboro
1/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Northampton Township Administration Building, 55 Township Road

Sellersville
1/20/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 104 Green Street

Southampton
1/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Bede the Venerable, 1053 Holland Road
1/20/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hillcrest Elementary School, 420 E. Holland Road

Warminster
1/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Meetinghouse Road
1/6/2017: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., McDonald Elementary School, 666 Reeves Lane

Yardley
1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Weichert Realtors, 65 S. Main Street

Montgomery
Bridgeport
1/5/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ancient Order of Hibernians, 342 Jefferson Street

Cheltenham
1/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road

Collegeville
1/4/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 532 E. Main Street
1/6/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Upper Providence Township Recreation Center, 499 Hopwood Road

Conshohocken
1/11/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Jacobs, Two Ash Street, Suite 3000

Dresher
1/5/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai, 1401 Limekiln Pike

Elkins Park
1/20/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Salus University, 8360 Old York Road

Fort Washington
1/22/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Or Hadash, 190 Camp Hill Road

Franconia
1/17/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Franconia Mennonite Church, 613 Harleysville Pike

Gladwyne
1/19/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church, 350 Conshohocken State Road

Glenside
1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., New Life Presbyterian Church, 467 N. Easton Road

Harleysville
1/5/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Arbour Square, 695 Main Street
1/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tabor United Methodist Church, 2209 Hendricks Station Road

Hatboro
1/9/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 505 N. York Road
1/13/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., BuxMont Baptist Church, 309 W. County Line Road

Hatfield
1/10/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, 1601 Derstine Road

Horsham
1/15/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Days Inn, 245 Easton Road

Huntingdon Valley
1/7/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntingdon Valley Fire Department, 640 Red Lion Road

Jenkintown
1/5/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Galman Group, 261 Old York Road

King of Prussia
1/14/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Creation Kids Worship Room, 150 E. Beidler Road

Lafayette Hill
1/21/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 3025 Church Road

Lansdale
1/7/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Grace Mennonite Church, 630 York Avenue
1/18/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, 2000 Bethel Road
1/22/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., North Penn Mosque A, 600 Maple Avenue

Limerick
1/7/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., YMCA Spring Valley, 19 Linfield Trappe Road

Merion Station
1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Temple Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue
1/21/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Waldron Mercy Academy, 513 Montgomery Avenue

Norristown
1/11/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Montgomery County Human Services Building, 1430 DeKalb Street
1/13/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Norristown State Hospital-Building 33, 1001 Sterigere Street
1/19/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street

Oaks
1/11/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 100 Cresson Boulevard

Penn Valley
1/16/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road

Plymouth Meeting
1/3/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brandywine Realty Trust Building 401, 401 Plymouth Road
1/16/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church on the Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike

Pottstown
1/3/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Pottstown Elks Club, 61 E. High Street
1/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Comfort Inn, 99 Robinson Street
1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Comfort Inn, 99 Robinson Street

Royersford
1/9/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Parkhouse, 1600 Black Rock Road, Route 113

Schwenksville
1/18/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Perkiomen Valley Library, 290 S. 2nd Street

Telford
1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Little Zion Lutheran Church, 267 Morwood Road

Willow Grove
1/3/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Olive Garden, 2328 Moreland Road

Worcester
1/19/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Central Schwenkfelder Church, 2111 Valley Forge Road

Wynnewood
1/6/2017: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lankenau Medical Center, 100 Lancaster Avenue
1/8/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kaiserman Jewish Community Center, 45 Haverford Road

 

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

 

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Details

Start:
January 5
End:
January 31
Cost:
FREE

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