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Red Cross and Dunkin’ offer ‘A Pound For A Pint’ drive


During January, National Blood Donor Month, all presenting donors receive a free pound of coffee at the following, community blood drives.

* Friday, Jan. 11: Ayer Town Hall, 1 Main St., Ayer; Noon to 6 p.m. Donors at this drive will also be eligible to win free tax preparation by H&R Block, up to $300 value.

* Wednesday, Jan. 16: Bromfield High School, 14 Mass Ave., Harvard; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Wednesday, Jan 30: Shriver Job Corps, 270 Jackson Road, Devens; 7 a.m. to noon. Donors at this drive will also be eligible to win an iPod Shuffle.

To celebrate National Blood Donor Month, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a coupon for a free pound of coffee to all presenting blood donors during the month of January at American Red Cross blood drives — “A Pound For A Pint.”

Patients in area hospitals need blood every day and one donation of blood can help save three lives. Winter is a time when blood donations are impacted due to the cold weather, snow and ice. Dunkin’ Donuts hopes their coffee will be an added bonus, encouraging donors to brave the cold weather and give the “Gift of Life.”

To donate blood, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call (800) GIVE LIFE or visit

Appointments are strongly recommended to ensure less time waiting.

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