CAIR-Chicago and Local Islamic Organizations Co-Sponsor Chicagoland Area Blood Drives

On a typical day, 1500 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 2 times annually, there would never be a blood shortage in Chicagoland. Each unit of blood donated potentially saves three lives. If you are a person over the age of 18, weigh more than 100 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. Come donate blood during June (Health Awareness Month). Please call in advance and sign up for a convenient time slot.

LOCATIONS/DATES

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST SUBURBS 3890 Industrial Ave, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Ssaturday, June 17, 2006 9AM-2PM Contact: 847-507-7447 (ask for Thabraize)

MUSLIM COMMUNITY CENTER 4380 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 Sunday, June 18, 2006 9am-1pm Contact: 773-725-9047 (ask for Aqueel)

AMERICAN ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION 8860 West St. Francis Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423 Sunday, June 18, 2006 1PM-5PM Contact: 708-218-1110 (ask for Amy)

MUSLIM YOUTH CENTER (Next to Mosque Foundation) 7362 W. 92nd Street, Bridgeview, IL 60455 Friday, June 23, 2006 1PM-5PM Contact: Call CAIR-Chicago at 312-212-1520 (ask for Dina)

DOWNTOWN ISLAMIC CENTER - TBA 231 S. State St, Chicago, IL 60603 Contact: Call CAIR-Chicago at 312-212-1520 (ask for Dina)

Co-Sponsored by: American Islamic Association, CAIR-Chicago, Compassionate Care Network, Downtown Islamic Center, Islamic Society of Northwest Suburbs, Mosque Foundation, Muslim Community Center, and Muslims Care.

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