NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- September is sickle cell awareness month, and the Red Cross is asking for blood donations.
Sickle cell affects as many as 100-thousand people in the U.S.
Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, and other complications.
Donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut from the red cross.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Sept. 15 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Marvin's, 240 North Curtis Avenue in Pea Ridge
Sept. 5 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Walmart, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd. in Rogers
Sept. 10 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Center for Nonprofits, 1200 W. Walnut Ste. 3100 in Rogers
Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cabelas, 2300 S. Promenade in Rogers
Sept. 15 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Colton's Restaurant, 642 E. Millsap Drive in Fayetteville
Sept. 4 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at The Jones Center, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale