Remington College partners with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America to increase the number of minority blood donors

Heathrow, Fla. – (October 20, 2010) – Remington College has exceeded its goal of collecting 2,500 pints of blood through campus blood drives in 2010. Remington College collected 2,605 pints of blood through its 3 Lives campaign.

For the 3 Lives 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.

“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.”

The 3 Lives effort will continue in 2011, with the goal of exceeding this year’s collection total.

Based in Heathrow, Florida, Remington College offers career training through a variety of diploma, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs at 20 campuses throughout the United States, including a new online campus.

For more information, call 1-800-448-6405.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/

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