September Blood Drives: Save Lives This Fall!

3 Lives Blood Drives Help Save Lives!

3 Lives Blood Drives Help Save Lives!

Remington College continues its 3 Lives effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood. 3 Lives is a national effort held in partnership with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in more than 8,200 pints of blood collected since the program began.

The goal for 2013 is to pass the 10,000-pint mark! Here’s how and when YOU can help save lives and meet our goal!

  • September 3 at our Memphis Campus from 8am to 2pm, and 5pm to 8pm
  • September 4 at our Columbia Campus from 10am to 3pm
  • September 10 at our Tampa Campus from 9am to 8pm
  • September 17 at our Lafayette Campus from 8:30am to 1pm
  • September 18 at our North Houston Campus from 9am to 3pm
  • September 19 at our Cleveland Campus from 10am to 2pm
  • September 24 at our Fort Worth Campus from 9am to 3pm, and 5:30pm to 9pm

3 Lives facts:

  • ONE pint of blood can save up to THREE lives.
  • The need for blood is high, but only about 5% of eligible donors regularly donate blood. Minority donors are in very high demand.
  • African-American blood donors provide blood with unique antigens vital for people battling sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Sickle cell trait occurs in high frequency among African Americans and/or Hispanics; more than 80,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease.

Singer AJ Green, spokesperson for the 3 Lives campaign, has been battling sickle cell disease for most of his life and requires monthly blood transfusions.

AJ notes, “There are tens of thousands of people like me who require regular donations as part of our treatment. My goal is to get more people of color to become regular blood donors and help save lives.”

While the primary goal of the 3 Lives campaign is to recruit minority donors, everyone is encouraged to donate blood.

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