Ahmadiyya Muslim Community holds blood drive in commemoration of 9/11 victims

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Muslim community group in Milwaukee hosted a blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's blood drives are held around the nation within their 70 chapters.

Organizers say the blood drive commemorates the victims who list their lives during 9/11. And during these difficult times, residents are in desperate need of blood donations.

"It's more needed because of the pandemic that we're in right now," said Rizwan Ahmad, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spokesperson. "Blood donations are down, so that was part of the reason why we felt it was necessary to keep it going this year and not say well, we couldn't do it the traditional way we normally do."

Ahmad says the blood drive is typically held at their mosque around 9/11, but the drive had to be moved due to the pandemic.

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