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Islamic Society of St. Catherines holding a OneMatch Swab Event

  • Masjid Al Noor 117 Geneva Street St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4N3 Canada (map)

The St. Catharines Muslim Youth Committee (SMYC) has teamed up with Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to host a OneMatch Event. The OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network is responsible for finding and matching volunteer donors to patients who require stem cell transplants. Fewer than 25 percent of patients who need stem cell transplants find a compatible donor in their own family.

This event will be hosted at Masjid Al-Noor on January 9th from 2:30-6:00 PM and the purpose is to give everyone the opportunity to register as a stem cell donor candidate. In addition to OneMatch, we will also adopt the CBS Blood Clinic (on Ontario Street) for that week to get as many people in our community to go out and donate blood, which is constantly in great demand. CBS is so grateful about our initiative that they are willing to provide free transportation to anyone that wants to go for the week of Jan 9-14!

We will update you with more info on the event as we approach the date. In the meantime if you have any questions, whether its about stem cells or the event itself, please don't hesitate to contact Yasmeen (yasmeen.mezil@gmail.com) or Hisham (hesh_s@hotmail.com), and we will do our best to answer your questions on time.

This is a precious opportunity to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need, please consider and share with your friends and family!

Peace be with you
St. Catharines Muslim Youth Community