News release from the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts offer free haircut coupon to blood, platelet donors
“Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations
(August 19, 2015) – 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.
“We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a free haircut to thank our amazing volunteer blood donors for their lifesaving gift to help patients in need,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services.
Those who present to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email a few days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 8, 2015, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
“A sufficient blood supply is a community-wide responsibility, and Sport Clips is proud to continue our partnership with the Red Cross to raise awareness of the need for blood and platelet donations,” said Margaret Briscoe, corporate communications manager for Sport Clips. “This is Sport Clips’ way of saying â€˜thank you’ to those who support the Red Cross’ important mission.”
Donors of all blood types – especially types O negative, A negative and B negative – and platelet donors are urged to give. To make an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/events/saving-lives-never-looked-so-good.html or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
- 9/1/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., South Adams Senior Center, 825 Hendrick St. in Berne.
- 9/3/2015: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, 1314 Minnich Rd. in New Haven.
- 9/6/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St Joseph Catholic Church, 11337 Old US 27 South in Fort Wayne.
- 9/9/2015: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., IPFW Science Building, 2101 E Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- 9/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Ave. in Fort Wayne.
- 9/14/2015: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St. in Grabill.
- 9/15/2015: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Brown Mackie College, 3000 East Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- 9/15/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Parkview Hospital, 2200 Randallia in Fort Wayne.
- 9/15/2015: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College Main Campus, 3800 North Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
- 9/15/2015: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Our Hope Lutheran Church and School, 1821 Trinity Dr. in Huntertown.
- 9/1/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1203 East 7th St. in Auburn.
- 9/9/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Huntington University, 2303 College Ave. in Huntington.
- 9/14/2015: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.
- 9/4/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 411 Harding St. in Kendallville.
- 9/4/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Park & Recreation Center, 520 W. Union St. in Ligonier.
- 9/8/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Rd. in Kendallville.
- 9/11/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 605 East Main St. in Albion.
- 9/13/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Scott’s Shopping Center, 310 W North St. in Kendallville.
- 9/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S SR 327 in Helmer.
- 9/4/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Harold Chevrolet, 824 N Wayne St. in Angola.
- 9/14/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E 200 N in Angola.
- 9/9/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Southern Wells High School, 9120 South 300 West in Poneto.
- 9/14/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St. in Markle.
- 9/15/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 302 N. Metts St. in Ossian.
- 9/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Zion Bethel Family Center, 415 S Third St. in Monticello.
- 9/10/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Churubusco United Methodist Church, 750 North Main in Churubusco.
The Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)
Whole Blood Donations
- Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday and Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Monday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne, (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)
Whole Blood Donations
- Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday and Thursday: closed
- Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
- Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: closed
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
- Sunday: 6 a.m. – noon
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.
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.
About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top 10 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranks 36th in the “Franchise 500.” It is also ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,400 Sport Clips stores, new locations open each month 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 as one of the “2014 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $3 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplinkâ„¢ and to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.