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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - When you envision pizza and pints you probably have a certain thought in mind. But there’s a North Texas pizza and pints promotion that’s wants your blood!

Carter BloodCare has teamed up with Domino’s Pizza for a week-long “Pizza for a Pint” blood drive.

Now through July 28, anyone who donates blood on a mobile Carter BloodCare bus from Noon to 4 p.m. will receive a coupon for a free large, one topping pizza. The BloodCare buses will be at various Domino’s Pizza locations throughout the week.

“They [Domino’s] have willingly come forward and said ‘ya know, we’re willing to hold blood drives on our premises’ and get people to come out to the bus and give,” Carter BloodCare PR Director Linda Goelzer explained.

The Pizza for a Pint promotion started Monday Goelzer says so far it’s going well.

“It’s looking like people are eager. We’ve gotten a lot of calls. We have seen clicks online — people going on to get the locations. And we’re hoping a lot of people will be satisfied with pizza,” she said enthusiastically.

Blood donations tend to decrease dramatically during the summer months and Carter BloodCare was looking for ways to get North Texans involved.

“We were just amazed because a lot of our partners in the community have stepped forward at our request when we reached out to them and said we really need some blood this summer… and Domino’s stepped right up,” Goelzer explained.

When it comes to blood donation Health workers say ‘a little goes a long way’. According to Carter BloodCare, every 90 seconds there is a patient within North, Central and East Texas that requires a blood transfusion and one blood donation can save up to three lives.

Those who can’t make it out to a participating Domino’s location can still benefit. Anyone who donates blood at a Carter BloodCare location or during a community Carter BloodCare drive held through Saturday will get a coupon for a free 16-piece order of Parmesan Bread Bites.

Carter BloodCare serves more than 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities across Texas.

Usually blood donors receive cookies and juice, but this is something more.

“I think a lot of people love pizza. Certainly this is an incentive I think,” Goelzer said optimistically.

Click here to find a Domino’s location near you to make a blood donation.

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