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



    '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.