Donate blood, receive a free pint of ice cream

Donate blood, receive a free pint of ice cream

The Indiana Blood Center will have a bloodmobile set up from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Dairy Queen, 316 E. Tipton St., Seymour.

The Pint for Pint Blood Drive is conducted in memory of Jeff Henry, who was 58 when he died in December 2011 from mesothelioma of the lungs, a rare form of cancer that is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.

The next spring, his wife, Terri Henry, and children, Briana and Jordan Henry, wanted to carry on his giving heart by doing something in his memory. The family had owned the Dairy Queen location since 2000.

Anyone who donates blood during Friday’s blood drive will be given a coupon for a free pint of ice cream at Dairy Queen.

Donors must be at least 16 years old, meet height/weight eligibility requirements, be in good general health and present a photo identification prior to donating. Donors who are 16 must have written parental/guardian permission on an approved Indiana Blood Center form.

The entire process will take about an hour and will give people an opportunity to be a part of the lifesaving network in their community.

For information, call 317-916-5150 or 800-632-4722, ext. 5150, or visit Appointments may be made online at schedule/130438.

Last year’s blood drive brought in 23 pints.