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Sport Clips encourages blood donors

Sport Clips Haircuts is offering coupons for free haircuts for those who donate blood or platelets to the American Red Cross in September.

Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.

“We are excited to continue the Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and partnership with Sport Clips this September,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services.

“We are grateful for Sport Clips showing its support of the Red Cross and saying ‘thank you’ to those helping save lives through blood donations.”

Those who come out to give blood or platelets in September will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11 at participating Sport Clips locations.

A Suffolk blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2730 Bridge Road.

“Sport Clips is proud to support the blood collection efforts of the Red Cross on a national level,” said Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips. “There is always a need to maintain the blood supply in our country, and a free haircut is a simple way we can thank donors for their lifesaving donation.”

Donors can make an appointment to donate using the free Blood Donor App, online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.