One of the most important things you can do this summer to make a difference in someone's life is donate blood. All during the year there are blood drives throughout the Hudson Valley and the summer is no different. As a matter of fact you can donate blood this coming Monday and be rewarded with ice cream.

Mary Jane's Dairy Bar in Newburgh is hosting a blood drive this coming Monday August 5th and they have called it "Give a Pint - Get a Pint". This annual event takes place from 2 PM to 8 PM at Mary Jane's Ice Dairy Bar at 5334 Route 9W in Newburgh.

It's a simple idea, you give a pint of blood and you get a pint of ice cream from Mary Jane's. Plus if you sign up before Monday or show up to donate on the day of the event your will be entered to win a free 8" cake from Mary Jane's. You can follow the link below to sign up early or just stop in to Mary Jane's for a sign up sheet.

Also if you are 16 to 19 years old you can receive a $15 DUNKIN gift card.

So in short if you find yourself near 9W in Newburgh on Monday consider stopping in to Mary Jane's Dairy Bar and making a life saving donation. You could end up making a real difference and getting some amazing ice cream in exchange.