Give blood, get free haircut

Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.

“The Red Cross and Sport Clips have partnered for several years to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services said. “We are excited to partner once again for this year’s Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and offer a coupon for a free haircut to volunteer blood and platelet donors in appreciation for their lifesaving gift.”

From 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7, the Kenbridge Emergency Squad, 915 East 5th Ave., in Kenbridge, will host a blood drive where Sport Clips coupons will be handed out.

From 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 2, coupons will be handed out to blood and platelet donors at Farmville Train Station, 501 W. Third St. in Farmville.

Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation.

The coupon is valid through Nov. 6 at participating Sport Clips locations, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

“The need for blood touches so many lives – not just those who need blood, but their family members and loved ones too. This is one way Sport Clips can thank those who give the gift of life to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. They donate blood and we give them a free haircut,” said Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips.

Donors of all blood types are urged to give. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce wait times.