9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Returns to Capitol Hill

The annual “Muslims for Life” campaign brings its 9/11 commemorative blood drive back to Rayburn

On the 22-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will host its 13th annual American Red Cross blood drive on Capitol Hill as part of the “Muslims for Life” initiative that intends to commemorate 9/11 by saving human lives every September. In what has become the largest national American Muslim initiative to honor the victims of the 9/11 tragedy, this life-saving campaign has extended invitations to members of U.S. Congress and their staff to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.

Event:   Muslims for Life 9/11 Commemorative Blood Drive

When:  Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 9am – 2pm

Where:  Rayburn House Office Building Foyer, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

Media Opportunity: Interviews with organizers, volunteers and blood donors

Background: In 2011, memorializing the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA launched the Muslims for Life campaign as an annual initiative to save American lives by donating blood. The campaign has run in over 200 locations with numerous partners and collected thousands of pints of blood.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community values its partnership with the American Red Cross. Blood drives will continue to be held this year in Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques and community centers nationwide.

About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 213 countries with tens of millions of members. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the oldest American-Muslim organization.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.


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