Campaign Launched To Save 30,000 Lives

By KBJR News 1

September 20, 2011 Updated Sep 26, 2011 at 12:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN - (The Northland's News Center) - In honor of the 10Th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Muslims for Life organization launched a life saving campaign.

In collaboration with the Memorial Blood Center, many churches, temples and universities around the United States, Muslims for Life has organized more than 250 blood drives during the month of September, with the goal of collecting 10-thousands units of blood to save 30,000 lives, ten times the number of lives lost on 9/11.

Today on the UMD campus, students were able to stand side by side, regardless of beliefs, to celebrate life and give blood for those in need.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at UMD, Imran Hayee, says this campaign comes with a very important message.

"We want to show that Islam stands for life, not for killing. So this is the primary message we want to convey. The second is that we want to show the solidarity of people of all faiths against terrorism," Hayee said.

The next blood drive will be held on September 16Th at the Kirby Student Center on the UMD campus from 8am-4pm.