Using Pizza to Drive Blood Bank Donations

According to, “The Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke’s Hospital has teamed up again this year with area Domino’s Pizza stores in a ‘Pizza for a Pint’ promotion during the month of July.”

“‘We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Domino’s Pizza again this July,’ said Ralph K. Ito, Ph.D., Director of Laboratory & Pathology at Southcoast Hospitals Group. ‘Domino’s commitment and support of Southcoast’s blood donor program is a great gift to the community and further ensures that our local blood supply is strong.'”

“Led by Nelson Hockert-Lotz, owner of the Domino’s Pizza stores on Kempton Street and Rockdale Avenue in New Bedford, participation will include all Domino’s in Bristol County — Fall River, New Bedford, Somerset and Taunton. Anyone who donates blood at the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke’s Hospital, or at any of the community blood drives hosted by the Southcoast Blood Bank, during the month of July will receive a certificate for a free large one-topping pizza redeemable at all Domino’s located in Bristol County. The offer is good for any pick-up order or can be combined with a home delivery order. The certificate will not be recognized for home delivery orders of a large one-topping pizza alone,” the story said.