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Published on March 01, 2010

Ice cream giveaway part of March blood drives


Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. - Blood drives are scheduled around the Monterey Peninsula throughout March and those who donate during a special St. Patrick's Day celebration will receive a "pint for a pint" coupon, good for Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
The St. Patrick's Day celebration is from March 11-17 and includes mobile drives held during those dates, while supplies last.
Donors may give during the drives or at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula's Blood Center, 576 Hartnell Street, across from the main post office. Appointments at the Blood Center are encouraged and may be made by calling 625-4814. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. The center will be closed on March 15 for a major drive at Monterey Peninsula College.

Scheduled mobile drives are:

Ord Community Commissary
Building 4240, Gigling Road, Seaside
Wednesday, March 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Portola Hotel & Spa
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey
Friday, March 5, 8 a.m. - noon

Congregation Beth Israel
5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
Sunday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monterey Farmer's Market
Franklin Street at Alvarado Street
Tuesday, March 9, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

228 Reservation Road, Marina
Thursday, March 11, noon-4 p.m.

Central Coast Fly Fishing, Valley Hills Shopping Center
7172 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
Saturday, March 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St., Monterey
Monday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pacific Coast Church
522 Central Ave., Pacific Grove
Sunday, March 21, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Student Center, Inter-Garrison Road, Seaside
Tuesday, March 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at