Donors receive coupon for free haircut from Sport Clips when they donate blood and platelets with American Red Cross

Saving Lives Never Looked So Good this September

GEORGETOWN, TX (Sept. 1, 2019)

ARC19---FB---Image-02.jpgWith American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts, blood and platelet donors can look good while doing good this fall. Donors of all types will receive a free haircut when they help save lives by donating Sept. 1-30.

 

“The Red Cross and Sport Clips are excited to partner this September to help raise awareness of childhood cancers and the important role blood donors play in their treatment and recovery,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Sport Clips is a wonderful partner with a shared commitment to help kids kick cancer. We grateful for their continued support of the Red Cross and for helping us thank generous blood and platelet donors who roll up a sleeve to help childhood cancer patients and others who need blood.”

 

Those who come out to give blood or platelets during the month of September will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2019, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

 

“Sport Clips is honored to again be part of this important campaign promoting blood donation with the American Red Cross,” said Amanda Palm, communications manager for Sport Clips. “The need for blood donations is constant, even more so for children battling cancer. Hopefully, with the incentive of a free haircut, even more donors will step up and give blood and platelets this month.”

 

Donors are urged to make an appointment to donate using the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/sport-clips, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. The Red Cross and Sport Clips encourage donors to use the hashtag #SavingLivesLooksGood to share their new looks and invite others to give.

 

How to donate blood 

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. 

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About the American Red Cross 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 

               

About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online check in for clients, and is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises’ and #17 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,800 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2018 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $7.5 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.