Universal Technical Institute Partnering with American Red Cross for Blood Drive on May 8

-- UTI-Exton Campus Helping to Ensure Stable Red Cross Blood Supply --

May 06, 2013, 08:45 ET from Universal Technical Institute

EXTON, Pa., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Wednesday, May 8 at UTI's Exton campus at 750 Pennsylvania Drive. The blood drive is scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with food, raffle prizes, music and activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All presenting blood donors will receive a special event T-shirt and much more.

To schedule a blood donation appointment for this blood drive, please visit www.redcrossblood.org/uti or call 1-800-RED CROSS. A limited number of appointments are available, so make yours today!

"We thank UTI for helping to save lives in our community and hope to turn many students and surrounding community members into life-saving blood donors," said Anthony C. Tornetta, communications manager for the American Red Cross. "The upcoming blood drive will play a big part in helping the Red Cross continue to build a stable blood supply as the summer months approach."

UTI-Exton hosts five blood drives per year. Since 2011, the campus has hosted more than 20 blood drives and collected more than 1,720 pints of blood. 

"UTI has been a proud sponsor of the American Red Cross blood program for more than a decade," said Michael Chapman, student services director for UTI's Exton campus. "In partnering with the Red Cross, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to the local community and illustrate to our students the importance of giving back."

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 in some states with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors under the age of 19 may need to meet additional height and weight requirements. Donors can give blood every eight weeks and are urged to donate during the summer months.

To get breaking news and updates, follow the American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region on Twitter @RedCrossBloodPJ.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 160,000 graduates in its 47-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For more information visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

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