Get A Pint For A Pint

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There’s a rare opportunity coming up Friday to help save lives and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. The “Pint for a Pint” blood drive is happening tomorrow in Sioux Falls where you can get a free pint of ice cream from dairy queen on us for donating a pint of blood to the Community Blood Bank.

Ken Versteeg, executive director of the Community Blood Bank, says they are always in need of blood donations, but especially at this time of year. He says last year they collected 80 units of blood, which affects up to 240 patients lives within the Sioux Falls community. He says they hope to grow another 20 percent this year.

The annual “Pint for a Pint” blood drive is Friday, May 22 in the Scheels parking lot in Sioux Falls from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Donate blood and get a free t-shirt and a certificate for a free pint of ice cream from the Minnesota Avenue Dairy Queen.