In honor of Fawaz, four bone marrow drives are being held this week at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn at 19500 Ford Road after iftar on August 6, 7, 8 and 9. In addition there will also be bone marrow drives at the Islamic House of Wisdom located on 22575 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights on August 7, 8 and 9. The Islamic Institute of Knowledge located on 6345 Schaefer Road in Dearborn will also be holding a drive for Fawaz on August 10. Participants will be asked to get a quick, easy and painless swab in order to be tested.
The results will be sent in to the national registry in order to increase the pool of potential donors for Fawaz and others; people of similar ethnicities are often more likely to be a match. Previously, a drive was held in honor of Fawaz at Greenfield Manor in Dearborn.
Financial gifts to cover the cost of adding members to the registry are also welcomed. To donate, visit http://tinyurl.com/amalgift.
For more info on the drives, contact Nahid Ayoub at 313.443.2222 or Lisa Saad 313.736.7863.