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Dunkin’ of Dallas/Fort Worth and American Red Cross Team Up to Encourage Blood Donations This August

 

Receive a voucher for a free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee and a free Classic Donut when you come to give blood

 

Local blood donors are in for a sweet treat this August. Dunkin’ of Dallas/Fort Worth is teaming up with The American Red Cross to provide 200 vouchers to Red Cross donors in the region during August.

 

To thank donors who help refuel the blood supply throughout August, those who come to give blood or platelets will receive a voucher for a free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee* and a free Classic Donut**, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, while supplies last. Vouchers are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

   

The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. Donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage.

 

Right now, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,200 blood and nearly 3,000 platelet donations each day to support patients at approximately 2,500 hospitals across the country.  The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break as hospitals continue to respond to traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants, elective surgeries and more.

 

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Dunkin’ and encourage individuals to give to help prevent a summer blood shortage,” said Brian Moeschler. “As you finalize your plans for the summer, make a blood or platelet donation appointment part of them and receive this special gift from Dunkin’.”

 

Those who give now will help stock the shelves for hospital patients in need. Schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

“Dunkin’ is thrilled to team up with the American Red Cross this August,” said Shannon Durkin, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’. “We hope that by providing donors with a free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee and Classic Donut, Dunkin’ will encourage the Dallas/Fort Worth community to stop by Red Cross blood drives and roll up their sleeve." 

 

To learn more about Dunkin’, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook @DunkinUS or Twitter @DunkinDonuts.

 

About blood donation

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that 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.

 

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

 

Blood drive safety

The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OFFER NOT VALID ON MOBILE APP ORDERS. Dairy alternatives, espresso shots, cold foam and flavors 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. Terms apply. Good at participating Dunkin’ locations in Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Kansas; Missouri; Nebraska; New Mexico; Nevada; Oklahoma City, OK & Texas.  Expires 9/28.

 

** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OFFER NOT VALID ON MOBILE APP ORDERS. 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. Terms apply. Good at participating Dunkin’ locations in Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Kansas; Missouri; Nebraska; New Mexico; Nevada; Oklahoma City, OK & Texas. Expires 9/28.

About Dunkin'
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 16 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin' is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.