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Egypt: Muslims respond in droves to call for blood donations after Palm Sunday attacks


The [blood] shortage led city officials to broadcast over loud speakers throughout the city and call on the public to head to mosques to donate blood to help the injured.

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By Fox News | April 10, 2017

In a show of solidarity after the Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt, Muslim men and women rushed to mosques in Tanta to donate blood for those injured in the blasts.

Hospitals in the area were running out of blood just hours after the attack in Tanta that left 27 dead and 78 others wounded after a bomb went off at St. George Church, according to Al Arabiya Net. The shortage led city officials to broadcast over loud speakers throughout the city and call on the public to head to mosques to donate blood to help the injured.

Mohammed Ahmad Hassan, a resident of Tanta, just north of Cairo, told the news agency that a large number of those responding to the call for blood donations were Muslim. He also said that hundreds of bags of donated blood were delivered to area blood banks, as well as to the hospital where the injured were being treated. [more ...]



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