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Okahoma Muslim group to host blood drive

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridayat the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, 3815 N St. Clair.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 5, 2014
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The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, 3815 N St. Clair.

The blood drive is part of the Oklahoma Muslims Care campaign.

The program is designed to facilitate volunteer opportunities for Oklahoma Muslims who wish to show their pride in their state through giving back to people and communities in need.

Thomaira Babbit, CAIR-Oklahoma’s development coordinator, said anyone is welcome to sign up to donate blood via the chapter’s website at www.cairoklahoma.com or by calling the Red Cross at (800) 733-2767.

“We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross to aid in vital, life-saving blood donation campaigns,” Babbit said in a news release.

“The Oklahoma Muslim community is composed of dedicated members of the broader Sooner community and they care about the well-being, as well as quality of life available to all Oklahomans in our great state.”

Babbit said CAIR-Oklahoma will continue the Oklahoma Muslims Care campaign throughout the summer with service days at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and food drives with Feed the Children, among other projects.