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'Muslims for Life' Organize 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive



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Blood drives held in honor of 9/11 victims.

On the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has organized a nationwide "Muslims for Life" campaign with the American Red Cross and Carter BloodCare to collect 10,000 bags of donated blood from Americans of all walks of life.

The campaign is under way this week in 50 cities across the United States, including 12 blood drives in the Dallas area. The goal is to save roughly 30,000 lives with the donated blood.

A news release from the AMC USA said the blood drive is a nationwide effort done in solemn memory of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Anyone wishing to participate can do so at any of the blood drives in the Dallas-Plano-Richardson area. A complete list is below.

A prayer service will be held at Bait-ul-Ikram Mosque in Allen on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. with the mayors of Allen and Plano, as well as other dignitaries, in attendance.  The blood drive at the mosque will run until 2 p.m.

Blood Drives:
Sept. 6, 2011
World Foods- Allen/Fairview, The Village at Fairview 105 Stacy Road
Fairview, TX 75069, Contact: Cookie Rednic
Sept. 8, 2011
UTD Dallas 800 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080   
Contact Tariq Habibullah.972-359-9785
Sept. 9, 2011
Raphael's 26615 U.S. Highway 380 E #100 Aubrey, TX 76227
Contact: Ken McNabb (owner) 940-440-9483
Asia World Market 240 Legacy Drive #200 Plano TX 75023
Contact: Eric Chin (owner), 972-517-8858

Sept. 10, 2011
Allen Community Outreach:
801 E Main Street, Allen TX
Contact:Saima Sheikh, 469-656-4270
Cabela's in Allen,
1 Cabela Drive Allen, TX 75002
Contact: Leann Schmitt, 214-383-0502
Christ United Methodist Church 
3101 Coit Road Plano TX
Contact:Raheem Sheikh, 469-688-0290
Sept. 11, 2011
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: 1850 Hedgcoxe Boulevard Allen TX 75013
Contact: Abdul Latif, 682-564-2450
First Unitarian Dallas:
4015, Normandy Avenue, Dallas TX 214-528-3990
Contact: Sara Miskimins: 214-528-3990/:Raheem Sheikh, 469-688-0290
Unity of Richardson:
300 Coit Road # 179  Richardson , TX 75080
Contact:Raheem Sheikh, 469-688-0290

If you're unable to attend any of the above events but would still like to help the AMC USA reach their goal, you can make a donation at any Carter BloodCare donation location using the following sponsor code: SPON050990.