Muslims living in Leicester are joining blood donation campaign

28 November 2012

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign which aims to increase the number of regular blood donors from Muslim communities by holding donor drives in 10 cities across the UK.

The annual campaign, named after the grand son of the Prophet, is organized by the Islamic Unity Society (IUS), a charity set up to promote the integration of Muslim communities within wider British society.

Theo Clarke, of NHS Blood and Transplant, Leicester, said: “It’s great to have such an opportunity to work with the Muslim community in promoting blood donation. Often, rare blood groups are more common within certain ethnic groups, so encouraging people with rarer blood types to donate is a challenge.”