CAIR-Chicago to Co-Sponsor Blood Drive

CAIR-Chicago is teaming up with the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP) and the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago (ARCGC) for a charitable blood drive. 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.

For more information on "Muslims Care" visit www.muslimscare.org.

WHAT: 'Muslims Care' Blood Drive

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: Sunday, June 28, 2009; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

For more information please contact: Gerald Hankerson at ghankerson@cair.com or at 312-212-1520.

Please bring ID with you on the day of the blood drive.

Walk-ins Welcome!

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