The drive is co-sponsored by the United Muslims Moving ahead (UMMA) of DePaul University.
WHAT: Blood Drive with American Red Cross
WHY: 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.
Each unit of blood donated potentially saves three lives.
WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2008. 11a.m.- 4p.m.
WHO: If you are a person over the age of 17, weigh more than 110 lbs, have not donated in the past 2 months, have no significant heath problems, and have not traveled to Asia or Africa within the last 12 months, you can donate.
WHERE: Downtown Islamic Center 231 N. State, Chicago, IL 60604