Minority Blood Donors Needed for 3 Lives Blood Drive at Remington College Columbia Campus

3 Lives Blood Drives focus on the need for minority blood donors
to help local patients battling sickle cell and other blood disorders

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 25, 2018) -Blood; it's all red but it's not all the same. That's why Remington College Columbia Campus is holding a 3 Lives Blood Drive and highlighting the need for minority blood donors.

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Remington College Columbia Campus
Blood partner: Red Cross

Remington College created the 3 Lives campaign to recruit new minority blood donors and raise awareness of blood disorders. Minority donors, particularly African Americans, are in high demand because they provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for patients with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.

According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, more than 2.5 million people carry the sickle cell trait in the U.S. - mostly African Americans. 80,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease and 1,000 babies are born with sickle cell each year.

Nationally, Remington College has collected more than 13,900 pints of blood through its 3 Lives Blood Drives. And since 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives, that's enough blood to save more than 41,000 lives.

While the focus of 3 Lives is to increase the number of minority blood donors, everyone is encouraged to give blood at the event. Donors must be 17 years of age or older and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. All the blood collected will go to local hospitals and medical centers to help people in the Columbia area.

Remington College Columbia Campus is located at 607 Bush River Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29210.

About Remington College: Non-profit Remington College, headquartered in Lake Mary, FL, operates 15 college campuses throughout the United States offering career focused diploma, bachelor and associate degree programs in a variety of career fields. For more information, please visit remingtoncollege.edu. For the latest news about Remington College, visit facebook.com/remingtoncollege. Remington College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school administered programs.

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