Media Advisory: CAIR-Chicago to Sponsor Blood Drive

(CHICAGO, IL, 7/16/08) – On Thursday, July 17, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), in cooperation with other organizations, will co-sponsor its fourth biannual blood drive at the Downtown Islamic Center in Chicago, Ill.

The blood drive is part of CAIR’s annual summer-long “Muslims Care” campaign, which is designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community.

SEE: Muslims Care

The drive is co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Network, the free health clinic run by the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), and LifeSource, the largest blood center in Illinois serving approximately 60 area hospitals.

WHAT: “Muslims Care” Blood Drive
WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2008; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Islamic Center; 231 N. State, Chicago, IL 60604
CO-SPONSORS: The Compassionate Care Network; Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Free Health Clinic; LifeSource; Downtown Islamic Center

CAIR-Chicago continues to sponsor blood drives to meet the 1,500 blood donors needed on a typical day by Chicago area hospitals. Each unit of blood donated potentially saves three lives.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

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CONTACT: Reem Rahman, Communications Coordinator, CAIR-Chicago, E-Mail:; 312.212.1520 or 217.493.0912; Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director, CAIR-Chicago, E-Mail:; 312.212.1520