There is always an urgent need for blood donations in the Capital Region. Now if you give blood, you will be rewarded with a delicious pint of Stewart's ice cream or gelato. It's that time of year again for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" program.

What is the "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" Program?

This is the seventh year that Stewart's Shops has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help increase blood donations in Upstate New York. For the entire month of June, if you donate blood in any of the participating twenty-six counties in Upstate New York, you will be treated to a free pint of your favorite Stewart's ice cream or gelato. You will get a voucher that can be redeemed at any Stewart's location.

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There is Always a High Demand For Blood Donors

The American Red Cross needs to collect enough blood for accidents, heart surgery, organ donation, burn victims, and those that are being treated for cancer, leukemia, or sickle cell disease according to News 10 ABC. The startling statistic is that someone is in need of blood every two seconds!

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Stewart's Shops Are Proud to Be Part of This Drive

The President of Stewart's Shops, Gary Dake, says:

This is one of our favorite campaigns because we are helping people in need of lifesaving blood. When you give a pint, you’ll get a pint of Stewart’s ice cream. And what’s better than ice cream in the summer?

By the way, Gary Dake is a blood donor as well.

How Can You "Give a Pint, Get a Pint"?

Twenty-six counties throughout Upstate New York are participating in this program from June 1st through the 30th. To find a blood drive near you click HERE.

The Capital Region's 10 Best Ice Cream Stands [RANKED]

Spring and summer in Upstate New York mean 2 things: we spend as much time as possible enjoying the great outdoors and eating all the great ice cream the Capital Region has to offer. And we have so many great spots to enjoy a cold sweet treat! But which ones are the can't miss destinations to enjoy that amazing mix of cream, sugar, and amazing flavorings? From soft serve to hard ice cream to sundaes and banana splits, these are the 10 ice cream shops that GNA listeners voted as the 10 best in the area for 2022.