Huntington University, Red Cross to host blood drive

FOR RELEASE
2008-04-14
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service and the Huntington County American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive that is open to the community from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on April 28 in the upper level of Habecker Dining Commons.

Each school year, the Joe Mertz Center provides two opportunities for blood donation.

People interested in donating may register online at www.givelife.org.

Founded in 1992, the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service has become an integral part of Huntington University campus life. During the 2006-2007 academic year, students, faculty and staff volunteered for more than 12,397.5 hours, serving more than 50 families, organizations and programs.

For more information, contact Martha Smith, staff advisor for the Joe Mertz Center at (260) 359-4040 or the Red Cross at (260) 356-2910.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284