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CAIR-Chicago Sponsors ‘Muslims Care’ Blood Drive

CAIR-CHICAGO SPONSORS ‘MUSLIMS CARE’ BLOOD DRIVE

WHAT: CAIR-Chicago is taking part in its 3rd summer-long campaign, called “Muslims Care,” to promote volunteerism in the Muslim community. CAIR-Chicago is currently coordinating a blood drive with several Chicagoland Muslim organizations.

On a typical day, 1,500 blood donors are needed to meet patient’s needs in the Chicagoland area. Blood is needed to save the lives of people undergoing surgery for trauma or heart disease, for persons suffering from bleeding disorders, for patients with severe burns, and for patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. If every eligible donor would give the gift-of-life only two times annually, there would never be a blood shortage in Chicagoland.

If you are a person over the age of 18, weigh more than 100 pounds, have not donated in the past two months, have no significant heath problems, and have not traveled to Asia or Africa within the last 12 months, you can donate. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot this Thursday and donate blood via LifeSource! Each unit of blood donated potentially saves three lives.

WHEN: Thursday, July 12th 2007 from 10 AM – 4 PM

WHERE: Downtown Islamic Center, 231 S. State St., Chicago, IL. 60604

NOTE: To avoid unnecessary waiting times, appointments are highly recommended! Please email: Dina Rehab at outreach@cairchicago.org, or call 312-212-1520 to schedule your appointment today!

 

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