Joe Mertz Center to host February blood drive

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2012-01-25
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 8 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons.

The Joe Mertz Center hosts four blood drives each year in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Individuals who are interested in donating blood may register online at www.givelife.org or in person in the dining commons at Huntington University. Walk-ins are also acceptable, but everyone participating must have a photo ID. The blood drive is open to the public.

The JMC is also asking for volunteers to help on the day of the drive.

HU’s Joe Mertz Center is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Joe Mertz Center involves students in the local community, instills a lifelong tendency toward service and promotes the idea that one person can make a difference. 
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, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. 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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