Pint of ice cream for pint of blood!

Student lying down on table talks to nurse while donating blood

Albany High School will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, June 7, and all donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of Stewart's ice cream.

The drive will be held in the library from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Students, staff and community members are invited to donate at the drive, the last of the three the school holds each year.

All prospective donors 16 years of age and older must make an appointment by registering online and using the sponsor code AlbanyHS. Students who are 16 and want to donate also need to bring this signed permission form.

Organizers have set a goal of collecting 57 units of blood. If they meet the goal, student blood drive coordinator Elyse Roepe will receive a $750 scholarship from the American Red Cross. If they hit 71 donations, the scholarship increases by $500 to $1,250!

Registered community donors should enter school at the main entrance on Washington Avenue and have their appointment verified before going to the library. Community donors also must bring a photo ID and be checked in through school security.

All potential donors are encouraged to use RapidPass, which allows them to read the required materials before donating and helps to speed up the donation process. Also, potential donors should drink plenty of water and eat green, leafy veggies in the days leading up to the drive.

Give a pint to get a pint!