Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partner to host blood drive
Red Cross blood drive part of Muslims for Life campaign
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2013) — Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in Hazelwood Nov. 30. The blood drive is part of the Muslims for Life campaign, a national effort to help collect blood to help meet the ongoing needs of patients at hospitals across the country.
“We’re proud to come together with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for this potentially lifesaving event,” said Dr. Basiyr D. Rodney with Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We invite everyone to unite to help patients by giving the gift of life.”
“During this season of giving and thanksgiving, providing the gift of life is especially appealing,” said Bishop Kevin Lake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “It is a true privilege to join together with the good people of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Mosque and work together on a common goal: to bless the lives of others in need. Much good can be accomplished as people of faith come together for the betterment of our community.”
Muslims for Life Blood Drive
Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cultural Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6386 Howdershell Road in Hazelwood, Mo.
Blood collected at the Muslims for Life Blood Drive may help trauma victims, cancer patients and other patients in need. All blood types are needed, and all presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last.
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.