HPU Hopes To Collect 500 Pints Of Blood At Upcoming Blood Drive

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2009 ? High Point University is hoping a record number of people will donate life-saving blood during an upcoming blood drive. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Slane Student Center. The event is only open to students, faculty and staff of HPU.

David Perez, coordinator of the university?s Volunteer Center, says he hopes to get at least 500 donors to the event. Perez says the number 500 came up because it would topple HPU’s yearly collection in a single blood drive.

“That would mean that we have 15 percent of campus donating blood on a single day, and we could save the lives of 1,500 people if we met our goal,” Perez says.
To make an appointment to give blood at HPU, visit www.membersforlife.org/cbsr/schedule/login.php. Then, use the sponsor code, 714.

“The appointments have to be made through that link,” Perez explains. “There are kiosks set up at each of the kiosk stations at HPU that will be fixed on this link until Sept. 23. Therefore, students, faculty and staff can go right up to the kiosk and type in their information to make an appointment.”

And Perez adds that it’s truly for a good cause.

“As the hustle-and-bustle of school is in full swing, take a moment out of your day and donate blood,” Perez says. “That moment in your day has the power to save the lives of three unique individuals. I guarantee you won’t regret it.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education?s ?Great Colleges to Work For? 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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