Remington College has exceeded its goal of collecting 2,500 pints of blood through campus blood drives in 2010.
With the help of students, faculty, and staff, Remington College collected 2605 pints of blood through its 3 Lives campaign.
“We would like to thank everyone who made our blood drives a success in 2010,” said Jack Forrest, Remington College President and CEO. “We will continue to highlight the need for minority blood donors as we provide much-needed blood for hospitals and blood centers in the communities where our students, faculty and staff live.”
For the 3 Lives blood drive campaign, Remington College partnered with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America for a series of blood drives on every Remington campus.
The community involvement program is called 3 Lives because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated. The blood drives focus on the need for minority donors – especially African Americans.
According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), African American blood donors provide blood with unique antigens that is vital for people battling sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases. Many sickle cell patients require frequent blood transfusions and it’s best for them to receive blood that closely matches their own.
The 3 Lives effort will continue in 2011, with the goal of exceeding this year’s collection total.