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(St. Paul, MN) – Memorial Blood Centers is Dunkin’ for Donors in January. The Minnesota-based blood center is partnering with 11 local Dunkin’ locations to help increase awareness about the need for blood donation during the winter, a traditionally challenging time to meet patient needs.

Dunkin’ will offer a coupon for a free medium hot or iced coffee to all presenting donors with Memorial Blood Centers.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support our local blood center,” said Viral Kheni, Dunkin’ franchisee. “What better way to thank those who make a difference in our community than to offer them coffee to keep them running during National Blood Donor Month!”

Memorial Blood Centers relies on nearly 2,400 people each month to step up and donate in order to meet the demand of more than 30 local hospitals. “Memorial Blood Centers is thankful Dunkin’ is generously providing coffee coupons to encourage people to give,” said Kathy Geist, Memorial Blood Centers’ Senior Executive Director. “It only takes about an hour to donate. The need is constant, and the free coffee from Dunkin’ is a nice perk.”

One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Only volunteers can help ensure blood is available. Donating blood is convenient and safe when you are healthy, well and:

To schedule a donation visit MBC.ORG or call Memorial Blood Centers at 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253). While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments be made in advance. Visit MBC.ORG/DUNKIN for more details.

About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for 70 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Dunkin’
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.