Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:08 AM by Melissa Canone
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!
Event date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 8 am - 1 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm
Blood partner: United Blood Services
Location: Remington College-Lafayette Campus - 303
Rue Louis XIV in Lafayette
On the web: www.3Lives.com
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.