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HPU Continues To Save Lives With Multiple Blood Drives

04.13.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2011 ? With so many recent natural disasters, the High Point University community knows how crucial it is to play a part in helping save the lives of others by donating blood.

Thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff, 422 pints of blood have been collected at the five blood drives held on campus since June 2010.

Maggie Sturdevant, Volunteer Center coordinator and sophomore at HPU, notes that every donation of blood saves up to three lives ? which translates to nearly 1,266 lives that our HPU family has helped save this past year.

?As I was sitting at the canteen station during our most recent blood drive, I looked around and saw our students, security guards, professors, family members of faculty and staff all donating blood,? Sturdevant says. ?It brought a smile to my face to see us truly come together as a family to better our community and to support the Red Cross. Every two seconds, someone needs blood in the United States ? and that means more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every single day. I hope to see our blood donations increase even more next year, so we at HPU can continue to support this great and worthy cause.?

HPU is committed to continually increasing the number of donations every year. The HPU family is always quick to support local and global communities. For more information about blood drives at HPU, 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 14 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 highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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