Free haircuts for blood or platelet donors

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,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “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.”

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 redcrossblood.org 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.

Blood donation opportunities

Bridgeport: Sept. 10, 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Mcgivney Community Center, 338 Stillman Street; Sept. 14, 11-4:30, University of Bridgeport Student Center, 244 University Avenue.

Darien: Sept. 15, 11-4, Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Avenue.

Fairfield: Sept. 8, 8-1, Cambridge Manor, 2428 Easton Turnpike; Sept. 12, 1-6:45, YMCA, 841 Old Post Road; Sept. 14, 12:30-6, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road.

Greenwich: Sept. 8, 10-3, CBRE, formerly CB Richard Ellis, 2 Greenwich Office park; Sept. 12, 1:30-6:30, Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue.

Monroe: Sept. 3, 9-2, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike.

New Canaan: Sept. 6, 9-2, New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street.

Redding: Sept. 10, 11-4, Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road.

Ridgefield: Sept. 8, 1:30-6:30, Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road.

Shelton: Sept. 7, 9-2, OEM Controls, 20 Controls Drive; Sept. 12, 8-1:45, R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive; Sept. 15, 1:30-6:30, First United Methodist Church, 188 Rocky Rest Road.

Stratford: Sept. 1, 1-6:15, Knights of Columbus, 2252 Main Street; Sept. 7, 10:30-3:45, Ashcroft Inc., 250 East Main Street.

Trumbull: Sept. 11, 9-2:30, Trumbull Firehouse, 860 White Plains Road.

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