Friesen Center to host final blood drive of academic year

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2014-03-19
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons on campus. This will be the fourth and final blood drive for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Friesen Center hosts blood drives each year in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Individuals who donate or volunteer their time will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, courtesy of the American Red Cross. The drawings for volunteering and donating are $50 and $75 Visa gift cards.

Individuals who are interested in donating blood may register online at www.givelife.org or in person in the Habecker 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 Friesen Center is seeking volunteers to help on the day of the drive. Contact Grace Kaufman, director of volunteer service and outreach ministry, at 260-359-4286 to learn more.
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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