POSTED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 3:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — Remington College continues its 3 Lives effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood
The event will be held at the Remington College Baton Rouge Campus on October 24 from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
3 Lives is a national effort held in partnership with America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in more than 8,200 pints of blood collected since the program began.
The goal for 2013 is to pass the 10,000 pint mark.
Singer AJ Green, spokesperson for the 3 Lives campaign, has been battling sickle cell disease for most of his life and requires monthly blood transfusions.
"There are tens of thousands of people like me who require regular donations as part of our treatment," said Green. "My goal is to get more people of color to become regular blood donors and help save lives."
While the primary goal of the 3 Lives campaign is to recruit minority donors, everyone is encouraged to donate blood. All the blood collected will be used to help people in the Baton Rouge area.