Minority donors needed for 3 Lives Blood Drive at Remington College Mobile Campus
February 13, 2017 in Mobile , AL
7:30 am - 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blood; it’s all red but it’s not all the same. That’s why Remington College Mobile Campus is holding a 3 Lives Blood Drive on Monday, February 13 from 730 am – 130 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm. Remington College created the 3 Lives campaign to recruit new minority blood donors and raise awareness of blood disorders. Minority donors – particularly African American donors – are in high demand because they provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for patients with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders. 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 Mobile area. Posted by Wellons Communications on behalf of Remington College.