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Published on July 05, 2010

Free ice cream in pint-for-a-pint blood drive 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is hosting a "pint-for-a-pint" blood drive, in which donors will get a coupon for free ice cream at Baskin Robbins®.

The drive begins Monday, July 26 and continues through August 6, while coupons last. The event is part of Community Hospital's summer blood drive campaign. Blood donations typically are down this time of year because many people are traveling, but the need for blood remains steady.

Donors may give at Community Hospital's Blood Center at 576 Hartnell Street, Suite 100, across from the post office in Monterey. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. The center will be closed on July 29 for a major blood drive off-site.

Appointments are recommended and may be made by calling 625-4814, but drop-ins are welcome. Coupons will also be given to those who donate at mobile blood drives held during the "pint-for-a-pint" event. View a list of upcoming blood drives and read more about blood donation.

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