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  • Blood Drive
    February 27

    A blood drive for the Red Cross will be held between noon and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Health, Human Performance and Athletics Fieldhouse at Linfield College. The event is sponsored by the Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Honor  Society Order of Omega.

    For signups and more information, visit www.linfield.edu/fsl/ooo/blood-drive.html or contact Sarah Bell at sbell1@linfield.edu.

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