Utica, NY (WIBX) - If you're a regular donor or thinking of giving for the first time, you can make a difference by donating blood this Friday.

The Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding an Emergency Blood Drive at their Utica Office at 1415 Genesee Street.

It will take place from 9:00 to 2:00.

Everyone giving blood will get a coupon for a free carton of Friendly's Ice Cream.

You can call the Red Cross at 733-4666 to make an appointment to donate and walk-ins are also welcome.