May 18, 2012 10:07 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
Lafayette, La. - Remington College-Lafayette Campus will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
The blood drive is part of Remington College's 3 Lives campaign, an effort to increase the number of minority blood donors.
3 Lives and the need for minority blood donors
Remington College has partnered with America's Blood Centers (ABC) and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) to raise awareness of the need for minority blood donors. The 3 Lives effort has collected more than 5,000 pints of blood since it began and ABC named Remington College as its 2011 National Partner of the Year.
According to the SCDAA, African American blood donors provide blood with unique antigens that is vital for people battling sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases. For patients requiring frequent transfusions, it's best for them to receive blood that closely matches their own.
Remington College-Lafayette Campus is located at 303 Rue Louis XIV in Lafayette.
For more information call: 1-800-448-6405
or visit: www.3Lives.com
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