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Ismaili Muslim Community leading blood drive

The Ismaili Muslim Community of Durham Region has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure that blood is available to hospital patients in need.

As part of their Civic 150 initiative, the Ismaili Muslim Community has adopted the Oshawa blood donor clinic and committed to recruit new donors and fill appointments to help collect more than 20 donations at the clinic.

“We are very excited about making a real difference in the lives of Canadian hospital patients,” says Aliya Kassam Premji. “This year, 100,000 new blood donors are needed across Canada to meet patient needs – including 3,000 needed right here in our community.”

“We are hoping that we can make a real difference in the lives of our community by doing one million service hours across Canada, and by spending some of those service hours donating blood we are helping to save lives,” Premji adds.

During this time, there is an increased need for blood donors across the region.

By March 10 more than 600 appointments need to be filled in the Oshawa clinic.

The Ismaili Muslim Community will provide much needed support through their clinic adoption and partnership by filling over 20 appointments on Saturday, March 3.

Residents can take part by making an appointment to give life at the Oshawa blood donor clinic at 1300 Harmony Road North from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit