Irvine, CA, October 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers Master, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology, held its Fall Blood Drive on September 18, 2012. Over 30 Stanbridge College students and staff boarded the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and donated 24 pints of blood. The blood will be used to help save and assist in providing medical aid to 72 people in Orange County in need of blood transfusions. This drive breaks the current record for the amount of blood donated from Stanbridge College in the last two years.
“I really enjoyed my time volunteering,” stated Stanbridge College nursing student and volunteer, Brittany Ash. “It is great to talk with blood donors that are 'regulars.' A couple of people mentioned that they love giving blood because theirs is in high demand for premature babies! It felt great to be a part of this experience.”
“By doing something so small as taking 45 minutes out of your schedule to get a little needle poke and lay on a bed, you can save 3 people’s lives,” stated Dani Maillet, nursing student and donor. “There’s no way I could justify not giving blood!”
According to the American Red Cross, more that 44,000 blood donations are needed every day. Stanbridge College has hosted a blood drive every quarter in the past two years. In 2011, Stanbridge was awarded the Platinum Achievement Award due to an 82% increase in units collected from the quarterly blood drives. These events are part of the Stanbridge College REACH – Beyond the Classroom™ community service initiative where students are encouraged to learn about and participate in activities for a wide variety of non-profit organizations in Southern California and around the world.
To learn more about Stanbridge College REACH, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 850 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers Master, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America's Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% five year average pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949) 794-9090.