PBS WHYY – Philly mosque to host blood drive to mark 9/11 anniversary
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is holding blood drives across the nation under the Muslims for Life campaign, a national campaign commemorating the ones lost on 9/11.
For the 10th year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in North Philadelphia will host a blood drive on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
The “Muslims for Life” blood drive is a national campaign of the greater Ahmadiyya community in about 200 cities around the country. Since 2011, it has collected about 65,000 pints of blood.
“We still have them ongoing all through the year. We collect blood all year long,” said Rafiyq Friend, a spokesperson for Philadelphia’s Ahmadiyya chapter. “We’re very committed to this particular initiative. We do it at this time for the reason of what happened in New York City so many years ago.”