PHILADELPHIA, PA — January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to recognize the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. To celebrate, Dunkin’ of Greater Philadelphia is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide 28,000 vouchers for Red Cross blood and platelet donors in the region.
Throughout January, presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free* medium Hot Coffee and a free classic donut, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Greater Philadelphia Region, while supplies last. The vouchers are not redeemable for cash.
The winter months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelets to meet patient needs. Inclement weather can result in blood drive cancellations and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can prevent some donors from making or keeping appointments to give. Blood donors with all blood types are encouraged to make an appointment to give.
“Currently, the Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations of all types – especially type O – to ensure patients have access to lifesaving treatment this winter,” said Helen Munizza, regional donor services executive, Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “Our partnership with Dunkin’ of Greater Philadelphia allows us to thank our donors with a special gift this January and underscores the importance of donating blood and platelets.”
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
“Dunkin’ is honored to once again team up with the American Red Cross to reward deserving blood donors this January,” said Jessica Weissman, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’ Brands. “We hope that by offering donors a free medium Hot Coffee and donut, Dunkin’ will encourage blood donors to roll up their sleeves this month and donate blood to those in need.”
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*Offer not valid on mobile app orders. For Donuts: Excludes Fancies and Specialty Donuts. For Coffee: Almondmilk, Oatmilk, and Espresso Shots may be an additional charge. Limit one per customer per visit. Shop must retain coupon. May not be combined with other offers or promotions. No substitutions. Consumer must pay applicable tax. Void if copied, transferred or sold and where prohibited or restricted by law. Cash Value 1/20 of 1 cent. Good at participating Dunkin’ locations in Kent and New Castle Counties, DE, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem Counties, NJ; Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia Counties, PA. Expires 2/10/20.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 13 years running. The company has more than 13,000 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ 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.