Remington College Partners with Sickle Cell Disease Association for 2010 Blood Drives
03/11/2010

Remington College and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America are partnering for a series of blood drives to be held at Remington College campuses across the country throughout the year. The program is called “3 Lives” - because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated.

Online PR News – 11-March-2010 – – Heathrow, FL ( Onlineprnews ) March 11, 2010 - Remington College and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America are partnering for a series of blood drives to be held at Remington College campuses across the country throughout the year. The program is called “3 Lives” - because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated.

“Our goal is to collect hundreds of pints of blood that will help out hospitals and blood centers in the communities where we have campuses,” said Jack Forrest, Remington College President and CEO.

The blood drives will focus on the need for minority donors – especially African Americans.

More than 70,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease – and about 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), African American blood donors are crucial in the fight against sickle cell.

“Many people with sickle cell disease require frequent blood transfusions, and it’s best for them to receive blood that closely matches their own,” said Elizabeth Simpson, Interim President/COO for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. “African American donors provide blood with unique antigens that is vital for people with sickle cell disease.”

Each Remington College campus will hold three blood drives in 2010. The first ones will happen in mid-April as part of National Minority Health Month. Remington College and SCDAA will partner for blood drives on the following campuses:

- Remington College of Nursing in Lake Mary, Florida
- Remington College-Houston, North Houston and Houston Southeast campuses in Texas
- Remington College-Cleveland and Cleveland West campuses in Ohio
- Remington College-Dallas and Ft. Worth campuses in Texas
- Remington College-Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Lafayette campuses in Louisiana
- Remington College-Mobile campus in Alabama
- Remington College-Memphis campus in Tennessee
- Remington College-Tampa campus in Florida
- Remington College-Colorado Springs campus in Colorado
- Remington College-Honolulu campus in Hawaii

For detailed information on the blood drives, please visit http://www.3lives.com.

The Remington College blood drives are part of “Remington College Reaches Out,” a series of community initiatives and charitable efforts to mark the college’s 25th anniversary in 2010.

Based in Heathrow, Florida, Remington College offers diploma and degree programs at 20 campuses throughout the United States, including a new online campus. Its mission is to provide career-focused education through a variety of programs, including nursing, cosmetology, business office management and criminal justice.

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/

About the SCDAA: The mission of the SCDAA is to advocate for and enhance our membership’s ability to improve the quality of health, life and services or individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions, while promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease. For more information, visit http://www.sicklecelldisease.org.

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