The Americas

American Muslims Collect 12,000 pints of blood for American Lives

“Muslims for Life”
Organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA

Last year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (Community) in the US commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by starting the “Muslims for Life” campaign, which held blood drives across the country to save lives. This year over 400 locations held drives with the goal of collecting 11,000 pints of blood to save as many as 33,000 American lives. At Capitol Hill, both Republican and Democratic congressman supported the event:

Democratic Representative Brad Sherman pointed out:”There is a searching in this country to see what is the best way to remember the tragedy of 9/11…there is simply nothing more life affirming and no greater way to reject the philosophies of hate than to hold a blood drive.I want to commend “Muslims for Life” but especially the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA for putting this campaign together. It is an inspiration for all Americans who are seeking ways to remember 9/11.”

U.S. Congressman Tom Petri said:“This is a wonderful project. Out of a tragedy some good has come. Now for a second year, thousands of pints of blood have been donated all across the United States, and the effort continues. People are living their religion and doing good works. Actions speak louder than words.”

U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf said: “In remembering and honouring those who lost their lives on 9/11 through the “Muslims for Life blood drive, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has once again shown leadership in uniting people of all faiths, in a gesture of giving. I appreciate the work you have done and continue to do to promote religious freedom and tolerance not only here in the U.S. but throughout the world.”