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CAIR-Ohio Co-Sponsors Red Cross Blood Drive


(COLUMBUS, OH, 1/22/07) – The Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio (CAIR-Ohio) recently co-sponsored a Red Cross blood donation drive with Sunrise Academy, Central Ohio’s only full-time Islamic School.

CAIR-Ohio’s blood drive was part of CAIR’s Muslims Care project, an annual volunteerism campaign designed to encourage the Muslim community to reach out to their neighbors and make a positive contribution to society. Blood donations exceeded last years total by 10 percent.

“We are extremely pleased at the Muslim community’s involvement helped make this a successful event for the second year in a row,” said CAIR-Ohio (Columbus) Director Adnan Mirza. “Events like these not only offer a valuable service, they also educate members of the Muslim community about the importance of volunteerism.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The CAIR-Ohio Chapter has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: Adnan Mirza, 614-451-3232, E-Mail:; Romin Iqbal, 614-451-3232 E-Mail:


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