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American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner to Offer Haircuts to Blood and Platelet Donors

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who donate blood or platelets at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.

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"This is a great way for Sport Clips to recognize the contributions of blood donors," said Shaun Gilmore, president of biomedical services at the Red Cross. "Sport Clips locations across the country have teamed up with the Red Cross to give blood donors a fresh new look – just for helping save lives through their blood donation."

The Sport Clips and Red Cross relationship initiated five years ago as a way for Sport Clips to actively engage in the Red Cross mission.

"Sport Clips began our partnership with the Red Cross in the Carolinas in 2009, and we are pleased to grow the program into a nationwide effort," said Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. "We look forward to supporting the Red Cross' important mission in September. You'll not only feel good about your contribution, but you'll look good, too!"

To learn more about blood donation and to find a local blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org. For more information about Sport Clips, go to sportclips.com.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 "Fastest-Growing Franchises" and in the top 40 in the "Franchise 500." There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open 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 "Top Franchises for Veterans" by Franchise Business Review. Our "Help A Hero" program has raised more than $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW's Operation Uplink™ and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

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