HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drives

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2010 – High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 21 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff.

Sponsored by the Greek community at HPU, fraternity and sorority members, along with other students, took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the drive.

David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 241 donors gave blood ? enough to save the lives of 723 people.

“The best thing about this blood drive was the cooperation and support from the Greek community working during the blood drive,? Perez says. ?Without their support, the blood drive would not have gone so smoothly.”

The need for blood donations is always great and each unit donated saves three lives. The Volunteer Center hosts blood drive events throughout the academic year in an effort to help satisfy the need. For more information about the blood drive, contact The Volunteer Center at volunteercenter@highpoint.edu.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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 http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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