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 teaming up with the American Red Cross to provide nearly 30,000 vouchers for Red Cross blood and platelet donors in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware.
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 area, while supplies last. The vouchers are not redeemable for cash.*
As holiday celebrations continue, concern is rising for the nation’s blood supply, which has dipped and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients. Historically low blood supply levels not seen in more than a decade persist for the American Red Cross, which supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood.
“The ongoing decline comes at a time of year when donations typically fall. Holiday get-togethers, school breaks and winter weather often lead to lower donor turnout, potentially further compounding the situation,” said Helen Munizza, Regional Donor Services Executive for the American Red Cross in 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 helps ensure blood products are available for patients.”
Potential donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). If there is not an immediate opportunity available to donate, donors are asked to make an appointment in the days and weeks ahead to ensure the Red Cross can replenish and then maintain a sufficient blood supply.
“Dunkin’ and our local franchisees want to do all we can to support those who are giving back to our community during this time of need,” said Jessica Weissman, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’. “We are excited to once again team up with the American Red Cross and hope that by providing donors with a free Medium Hot Coffee and Classic Donut, Dunkin’ will encourage the Philadelphia community to stop by a donation center and roll up a sleeve to help save lives.”
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OFFER NOT VALID ON MOBILE APP ORDERS. Donut: Excludes Fancies and Speciality Donuts. Dairy alternative, 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. 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 2/28/22.