To honor the victims of 9/11 and emphasize Islam’s essential teaching regarding the sanctity of life, the Ahmadiyya Muslims Community, USA began organizing blood drives all across the nation in 2011. The “Muslims for Life” Campaign has now become a Nationwide Annual Event.
2011: In 168 cities, 269 blood drives collected a total of 11,803 pints of blood.
2012: 376 one-day blood drives collected 11,170 pints.
2013: 261 Blood Drives held by 66 local branches of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community collected 10,377 pints.
In 2014, 168 one-day blood drives were registered by 54 of our local Jama’ats [Chapters] that helped collect some 6,127 pints. Over the four years since inception the Muslims for Life campaigns have thus helped to arrange some 1,074 blood drives which collected 39,477 pints - enough to have helped save as many as 118,431 lives. We again thank profoundly the many faith and non-faith based organizations whose collaboration makes all this possible. We are sincerely grateful to them all and pray that God bless them for their help and assistance.
In four years 1074 blood drives were organized and 39,477 pints collected potentially helping to save more than 118,000 lives!
Some of Our Partners: American Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers, Carter Blood Care, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, American Islamic Congress, Bowl for Life, Blood Centers of the Pacific, KPFT Radio, The Community Blood Center, Community Blood Center of Kansas, Miller Keystone Blood Center, Wildwood Presbyterian Church, Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist, Zion Fire and Rescue Department, Bray Center, Inc., Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewish Community Center, Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Northwoods Presbyterian Church, Hosana Lutheran Church
The collaboration of many faith groups, communities and organizations went into making all this possible and we are eternally grateful to them all and pray that God bless them for their help and assistance. We have endeavored to list every one of these helpers on our website.