To honor the victims of 9/11 and to emphasize Islam's essential teaching regarding the sanctity of life, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is organizing its THIRD annual Muslims for Life" Blood Drive between August 11, 2013 and October 11, 2013. This is a nationwide effort to help collect 12,000 units of blood. The blood drives will be conducted in collaboration with hundreds of organizations at all our mosques and prayer centers and hundreds of other locations. Last year 207 registrants held 376 one-day blood drives at more than 200 locations and collected 11,170 pints. In 2011, 269 blood drives were conducted in 168 cities and a total of 11,803 pints of blood was collected.