The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September.
“We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a free haircut to thank our amazing volunteer blood donors for their lifesaving gift to help patients in need,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services.
Those who try to give blood Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email a few days after their donation or donation attempt. The coupon is valid through Nov. 8, 2015, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
“A sufficient blood supply is a community-wide responsibility, and Sport Clips is proud to continue our partnership with the Red Cross to raise awareness of the need for blood and platelet donations,” said Margaret Briscoe, corporate communications manager for Sport Clips. “This is Sport Clips’ way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who support the Red Cross’ important mission.”
Donors of all blood types — especially types O negative, A negative and B negative — and platelet donors are urged to give. To make an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.redcrossblood.org/sport-clips or call (800) RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
- Sept. 15: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., SIUE Dental Building 280 Center for Professional Advancement, 2800 College Ave., Alton
- Sept. 9: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey
- Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gateway Regional Medical Center, 2100 Madison Ave., Granite City
- Sept. 11: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Greater Alton Church, 506 East Airline Drive, Rosewood Heights