Dairy Queen offers sweet incentive to blood donors

Published: Sep 19 2013 05:53:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 10:45:12 PM EDT

Give blood, get ice cream.

That deal had folks rolling up their sleeves at the Dairy Queen in Kenhorst on Thursday.

It was the third year DQ has hosted the Miller-Keystone Blood Center for a blood drive. 

Organizers said the effort helps to replenish the region's blood supply after Labor Day.

Those who donated walked away with a free ice cream cake, courtesy of DQ's owner, Hamid Chaudhry.

Anyone who missed the drive and is interested in donating blood can contact the Miller-Keystone Blood Center at 1-800-B-A-DONOR for an appointment or check out the center's schedule of upcoming blood drives.