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Dunkin' Donuts celebrates six years of helping save lives

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Jan 1st 2013 10:25 am

Buffalo eatery hosts American Red Cross Blood drive

All presenting blood donors will receive coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee*

WHAT:

Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross will welcome the return of their January blood donor incentive program by hosting a blood drive to kick off the sixth annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign. The program encourages blood donations during the month of January - nationally recognized as Blood Donor Month.

A Buffalo-area resident who is the mother of a blood recipient will help launch this year's campaign by speaking about her experience and the overall importance of donating blood through the American Red Cross.

During the month of January, all presenting donors at American Red Cross blood drives in the greater Buffalo area will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee.*

WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 3

WHERE:

Dunkin' Donuts

2200 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo

WHO:

  • Mary Grupka, district director, American Red Cross
  • Doug Spolyar, franchisee, Dunkin' Donuts
  • Jen Usiak, Buffalo resident and mother of blood recipient

WHY:

To celebrate National Blood Donor Month, Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross are thanking donors who support the community blood supply with the launch of their sixth annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign. The program is designed to help raise awareness about the need for blood.

Representatives from the American Red Cross and Dunkin' Donuts will explain details of the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" partnership, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to all presenting blood donors at Red Cross blood drives in Western New York during the month of January.*

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. All current and new donors are encouraged to call 1-800-RED CROSS(1-800-733-2767) or visitredcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

*Coupons are redeemable at participating Dunkin' Donuts locations. Coupons are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for six years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2011, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.4 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. family of companies.

For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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