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Tomorrow marks 11 years since the 9/11 attacks, and to honor the victims, the country's oldest Muslim organization is holding its second annual "Muslims for Life" blood drive.

To mark tomorrow's 11th anniversary of 9/11, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the oldest Muslim organization in America, is hosting its second annual "Muslim for Life" blood drive.

"The main message is that we know during 9/11, lives were lost, so we know this is our way of giving back and sending a message that we want to save lives," says Musa Asad, one of the organizers at the drive.

Last year, the event saved about 30,000 people through 200 drives, according to the organizer. "This year, we've got almost 400 drives on target around the country," he says.

Today's blood drive takes place at Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill until 1:30 p.m. The organization is hosting a second drive at Cannon House Office Building Thursday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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