SUBWAY Partners with the American Red Cross for Red Cross Month

March 1, 2011

All Presenting Blood Donors Get Free Six-Inch Sub*

WASHINGTON, D.C.- March is Red Cross Month. To celebrate, the American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region and SUBWAY® are partnering to help increase the blood supply and raise awareness about the need for blood donations.During the month of March 2011, all presenting blood donors in the greater Washington, D.C. area will receive a coupon from SUBWAY® for a free six-inch sub*, redeemable at participating SUBWAY Restaurant locations.

The promotion helps to ensure that 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 Gary J. Ouellette, CEO of the GC&P Region of the Red Cross. “We’re confident that 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.”

All eligible donors are asked to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to schedule an appointment to donate. 

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

* Coupons are non transferable and not redeemable for cash. Subway promotion valid in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Click here for a list of participating SUBWAY stores.


About the American Red Cross:

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.For volunteer information, please call 1-800-272-0094 x1.