“3 Lives” blood drives will focus on the need for minority donors
Remington College and America’s Blood Centers are partnering for a series of blood drives to be held at Remington College campuses across the country throughout the year.
The program is called “3 Lives” – because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated.
“Our goal is to collect hundreds of pints of blood that will help out hospitals and blood banks in the communities where we have campuses,” said Jack Forrest, Remington College President and CEO.
The blood drives will focus on the need for minority donors – especially African Americans. According to America’s Blood Centers, the need for African American blood donors is very high.
“African American donors provide blood with unique antigens, which can mean life-saving treatments for people battling sickle cell, leukemia and other diseases,” said Tom Schallert, America’s Blood Centers president. “The best blood match for a chronically ill patient requiring multiple blood transfusions throughout his or her lifetime will likely come from a donor of the same ethnic background.”
Each Remington College campus will hold three blood drives in 2010. The first ones will happen in early-April as part of National Minority Health Month.
Remington College and America’s Blood Centers will partner for blood drives on the following campuses:
- Remington College Houston, North Houston and Houston Southeast campuses in Texas
- Remington College Cleveland and Cleveland West campuses in Ohio
- Remington College Dallas and Ft. Worth campuses in Texas
- Remington College Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Lafayette campuses in Louisiana
- Remington College Mobile campus in Alabama
- Remington College Memphis campus in Tennessee
- Remington College Tampa campus in Florida
- Remington College Colorado Springs campus in Colorado
- Remington College Honolulu campus in Hawaii
For detailed information on the blood drives, please visit www.3lives.com.
The Remington College 3 Lives blood drives are part of “Remington College Reaches Out,” a series of community initiatives, scholarships and charitable efforts to mark the college’s 25th anniversary in 2010.