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Subway® Partners with the American Red Cross

October 5, 2010


All Presenting Blood Donors Get Free Six-Inch Sub*

The American Red Cross and Subway® are partnering to help increase the blood supply and raise awareness about the need for blood.  During the month of October, all presenting blood donors in Massachusetts will receive a coupon from Subway® for a free six-inch sub*, redeemable at participating Subway Restaurant locations.

The promotion helps to ensure the community blood supply is maintained.  Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor.  About every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and one donation can help save up to three lives.

“We’re grateful to Subway for their willingness to offer a six-inch sub to our generous blood donors,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division.  “We’re confident this partnership with Subway will increase awareness about the need for blood and we’re pleased to offer this special promotion as a token of our gratitude to donors who give lifesaving blood for patients in need.”

"We are proud to support the Red Cross and help raise awareness of the need for blood in area hospitals,” said Cliff Laraway, Subway Franchisee.  “Blood donation is critical in saving the lives of our neighbors and friends, and we are happy to help increase awareness of the importance of donation.”

All current and new donors are strongly urged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to schedule an appointment. 


About Subway:

The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 33,000 locations in 92 countries. Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami, and Singapore, the SUBWAY® chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965.  For more information about the SUBWAY® restaurant chain please visit


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The American Red Cross Blood Services - Northeast Division must distribute approximately 3,000 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. To donate blood and platelets through the Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health.  The states of Maine, Massachusetts and New York allow those who are 16 years of age to donate blood with parental consent. For additional information please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit



* Coupons are non transferable and not redeemable for cash.