The American Red Cross and Dunkin’ have teamed up for the Pint for Pound program in January. The first 10,000 people to donate a pint of blood in January at an American Red Cross location will get a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ coffee at greater Baltimore locations.
January is National Blood Donation month. The winter months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelets to meet patient needs. Inclement weather can result in blood drive cancellations and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can prevent some donors from making or keeping appointments to give. Blood donors with all blood types are encouraged to make an appointment to give.
To kick-off their annual January blood donation partnership, Dunkin’ and the American Red Cross will host a special event Friday from noon – 6 p.m. at the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Hall in Parkville. There will be giveaways from the Dunkin’ prize wheel, photos with Dunkin’ mascot Cuppy, free coffee samples from the Dunkin’ Community Cruiser and more.