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Remington College Encourages People to Give Blood as Part of MLK Day of Service in January

Remington College is encouraging people looking to volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to consider donating blood, which saves lives and honors Dr. King's legacy.

Jan. 4, 2013 - PRLog -- Heathrow, Fla. – Remington College (http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/) is encouraging people looking for ways to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this month to consider donating blood.    

Blood is in great demand in January, as busy schedules, illness and weather can all be factors in keeping people from donating blood.

“Donating blood is one of the few ways to give back to your community in a way that saves lives,” said AJ Green, spokesperson for the 3 Lives campaign.

Remington College will be kicking off its 2013 3 Lives (http://community.remingtoncollege.edu/3_lives/3_lives.php) campaign in January. 3 Lives is an effort to increase the number of minority blood donors, conducted in partnership with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA).

Green, a professional singer, knows firsthand the important role that minority blood donors play – he has sickle cell disease and receives regular transfusions as part of his treatment.

More than 8,000 pints of blood have been collected on Remington College campuses since the 3 Lives program began in 2010.

Every Remington College campus will hold multiple blood drives in 2013 and the public is encouraged to donate blood at these events. All blood collected will be used to help patients in the local community.

For more information, call 1-800-448-6405 or visit www.3lives.com

About Remington College:  Non-profit Remington Colleges, headquartered in Heathrow, FL operates 20 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 http://www.remingtoncollege.edu. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu. 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.

Media contact:

Frank Wolff
Wellons Communications
407-339-0879 office
407-637-6000 cell

Posted by Wellons Communications on behalf of Remington College

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