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Red Cross Offers Free Haircuts For Blood Donors

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The American Red Cross has partnered with Sport Clips Haircuts to offer an incentive for blood donations: a free haircut.

Donna M. Morrissey, directors of national partnerships at the Red Cross Biomedical Services, says the team-up has been in action for several years now “to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” the Joliet Patch reports.

This year, Sport Clips Haircuts joins the Red Cross in its ‘Saving Lives Never Looked So Good’ campaign. They are giving out coupons for a free haircut to anyone who donates blood and platelets, as a token of appreciation for the “lifesaving gift.” Blood donations are vital for patients with chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease (SCD).

All those who give blood or platelets from September 1 to 30 will receive a coupon via email a few days after their donation. The coupon can be used until November 6 at participating Sport Clips branches.

Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips, said that they wish to thank those who support the Red Cross’ mission to save lives. She added,

The need for blood touches so many lives – not just those who need blood, but their family members and loved ones too.

The Red Cross has been calling for blood donations throughout this summer. All blood types are welcome. Donors may schedule an appointment via the free Blood Donor App at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). To reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make an appointment and complete the online RapidPass health history form. Donors will be required to present a blood donor card or identification such as a driver’s license, or two other official forms of proof of identity.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food and other forms of support to victims of natural disasters. It collects and stores around 40% of the USA’s blood supply. The organization also helps in humanitarian aid efforts, supports military members and their families, and conducts life-saving skills training.

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