Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts partner to offer free haircut coupon to donors in September. Get in the fall spirit – come to give for a new Red Cross campfire mug Sept. 3-7

As fall approaches, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help end the ongoing critical need for blood and kick off the season with a blood or platelets donation. The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure lifesaving transfusions are on the sidelines for those who rely on them.

There will be a blood drive in Imperial Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Calvary Imperial Beach Church, 485 Imperial Beach Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While summer winds down, the Red Cross is concerned that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant and a potentially active hurricane season may further challenge the ability to collect and meet hospital demand. In recent weeks, the Red Cross has seen blood donor turnout decline by nearly 10% while hospital demand continues to outpace donations. This decline is believed to be due to multiple reasons, including the continued effects of the pandemic on blood drive cancellations and donor availability as well as back-to-school preparations for many families.

Make a game plan to donate – patients are relying on the kindness of blood and platelet donors for their continued treatment. Schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

As a thank-you, those who come to give Sept. 3-7 will receive a new, 16-ounce Red Cross campfire mug, while supplies last. Donors who come to give throughout the month of September will receive a free haircut coupon by email from Sport Clips Haircuts.

Sport Clips Haircuts and Red Cross partnership helps

Having a stable blood and platelet supply is the best defense against a shortage. This September, donors can do good and look good when they give blood or platelets as part of the Red Cross and Sport Clips Tackle the Need. Give Blood. campaign.

Those who come 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. 30, 2021, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

The Red Cross and Sport Clips encourage donors to use the hashtag #TackleTheNeed to share their new looks and invite others to give.

Other Upcoming blood donation dates and locations:

Chula Vista:

Sept. 7: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Youngevity, 2400 Boswell Rd

Sept. 8: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Seven Mile, 271 Bay Blvd

Sept. 12: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Eastlake Community Church, 990 Lane Ave

Sept. 15: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Eastlake Community Church, 990 Lane Ave

La Jolla

Sept. 8: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Scripps Memorial Hospital Schaetzel Center, 9890 Genesee Avenue

And there are many opportunities at the Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Avenue, Suite C.

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