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Published on February 25, 2013

Ice cream giveaway in pint-for-a-pint blood drive March 4-15

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

Blood driveMONTEREY, Calif. — Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s “pint-for-a-pint” blood drive, when everyone who donates blood receives a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins® ice cream.

“All blood collected by Community Hospital is used locally, so donating to the Blood Center helps ensure that blood is there when residents, their family, friends, and neighbors need it,” says Sharon Paddock, the center’s supervisor.

The pint-for-a-pint giveaway is from Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 15, while coupons last. For convenience, appointments are offered at Community Hospital’s Blood Center by calling 625-4814 or e-mailing The center will be closed March 6 and 13 for off-site drives.

More information about blood donation is available at or visit the Blood Center’s Facebook page.
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