I don’t know about you, but after a blood drive on a hot spring day there is one thing I really want… ice cream! Apparently I’m not the only one.
The American Red Cross and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream are teaming up for the “Pint for Pint” blood drive on Saturday, May 15, 2010. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream on Southeast Hawthorne Street in Portland, located at 1420 SE 36th Avenue (a block from the Eastside Powells). All presenting blood donors will be offered a free pint of ice cream from a selection of flavors.
Tim Watters is the owner of the participating Ben and Jerry’s location. He has sponsored this event since 2008. Watters said he has a responsibility to give back to the community. “First and foremost it has been an honor to be affiliated with the Red Cross.” In total, the “Pint for Pint” blood drives have collected 330 units of blood for hospital patients.
All interested participants can make an appointment online by using sponsor code “benjerry”. Donor appointments are not required, but are preferred.
What better way to replenish your sugars after a donation? This begs the question: which flavor of ice cream would you want after donating blood? Cheesecake Brownie? Fossil Fuel? Come down and maybe you will want S’more!
Photo: Ben & Jerry’s Hawthorne