Red Cross blood drives in January will have a DD perk for those who donate.

For the 11th year Dunkin Donuts and the American Red Cross are partnering for the Dunkin' Donors Make A Difference Campaign.

Like previous years, donors who give blood or platelets at Red Cross blood drives in January will receive a $5 Dunkin gift card.

The Red Cross-Dunkin Donuts partnership has helped collect over 790,000 blood and platelet donations over the last decade in January.

According to the Red Cross Biomedical Services director of national partnerships, Donna Morrissey,

Donating blood or platelets helps to save lives, and with Dunkin’ Donuts’ support, we can help ensure hospital patients receive the transfusions they need."

She reminds people that "the need for blood doesn’t break for winter weather" and urges those who can to call and make appointments to give blood at drives throughout January (typically a challenging months for donations).


Some local blood drives where you can score a $5 Dunkin gift card for your donation are:

Thursday January 4th - White's of Westport - 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Monday January 8th - American Legion Post 265 in Acushnet - 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Wednesday January 10th - Fairhaven Recreation Center - 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Friday January 12th - New Bedford Housing Authority - 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sunday January 21th - New Bedford YMCA - 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Monday January 22th - Dartmouth Council on Aging - 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Wednesday January 24th - St Luke's Hospital - 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The Dunkin gift cards given out at these participating blood drives can be used towards the purchase of any item, is reloadable and can be enrolled in the DD Perks rewards program.

The card features a Red Cross logo and expires on February 28th.