Tuesday, March 13, 2012
There are eight local blood drives scheduled in March, or you can call (800) 223-6667 to schedule an appointment at the Miller-Keystone Blood Center in Bethlehem.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued a call for blood donors with the O negative blood type. While donations of all types are needed, O negative donations are critical, as individuals with the O negative blood type are referred to as universal blood donors. This means that the red blood cells of an O negative donor can be transfused to anyone, regardless of their blood type. These donations are particularly important in cases of accident and severe trauma, when there may not be time available to confirm the specific blood type of the patient in need of a life-saving transfusion. To schedule an appointment call (800) 223-6667, or visit GIVEaPINT.org to find a blood drive in your area. The Bethlehem office is at 1465 Valley Center Parkway…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Nazareth Area School District this week.
Monday, March 12: Nazareth Area Middle School Report Cards Head Home PASA Math and Reading for Grades 3 to 8 and 11: all-day event PSSA Math and Reading for Grades 3 to 8 and 11 -- all-day event PSSA Math-Modified and Reading-Modified for Grades 4 to 8 and 11 -- all-day event Girls Lacrosse Booster Club Meeting (high school): 7 to 9 p.m. in the high school cafeteria Girls Softball Meet the Coach Night (high school): 7 to 9 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria Tuesday, March 13: Early Dismissal and Parent/Teacher Conferences (for intermediate and middle school students only) PASA Math and Reading for Grades 3 to 8 and 11: all-day event PSSA Math and Reading for Grades 3 to 8 and 11 -- all-day event PSSA Math-Modified and Reading-Modified for…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Local Muslims give blood to promote sanctity of human life.
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- Susan Koomar
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Muslims from across the Lehigh Valley gave blood at the Bethlehem Township Community Center on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. "I want to help people," said first-time blood donor Fatima Dia of Bethlehem. "Our religion is about helping. Some people don't understand what our religion means. They think all Muslims are bad." The Easton-based chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which organized the blood drive, was formed more than a year ago and has about 55 members. They worship in each other's homes, but hope to build a local mosque some day. The group hoped to have at least 18 pints of blood donated to the Keystone-Miller Blood Center of Bethlehem but had exceeded that goal with more than 20 pints donated by 2 pm. The…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be giving blood to honor 9/11 victims.
While others memorialize the victims on the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with speeches, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be giving blood to honor and remember the victims of the terrorist attacks by potentially saving the lives of others. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, members will be at the Bethlehem Township Community Center as part of “Muslims for Life”, an Ahmadiyya campaign which aims to collect 10,000 units of blood during the month of September in 50 cities across the country to reiterate the message that Islam values the sanctity of life. President of the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, Naseem Waseem said organizers have also invited 81 other local religious …