Houston Muslims join nationwide 9/11 blood drive

September 4, 2011 8:48:23 PM PDT
Houston Muslims say they hope to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by donating blood.

Members of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held a blood drive Sunday at a mosque in north Houston.

Mayor Annise Parker was there to donate blood as well.

The effort is part of a nationwide campaign called Muslims For Life.

The goal is to collect 10,000 units of blood. That could save 30,000 lives.

Houston is one of 50 cities participating in the month-long campaign.