Milton Keynes Muslims donate six litres of blood as part of national blood drive campaign

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), arranged and donated six litres of blood over the weekend.

The blood drive forms part of a nationwide campaign run by AMYA.

Their efforts are particularly important due to a nationwide shortage in donations from members of the south Asian community.

Recently, there has been many campaigns urging Black, Asian and Minority ethnic community groups in Milton Keynes join donation registers.

Waiting times for people from these backgrounds are longer because of a shortage of donors from these groups.

Regional President of AMYA UK, Saeed Nazir, said: “We have been working with National Blood Service for the past decade but since 2018 a number of our centres have now become permanent venues as there is a shortage of south Asian donors. Giving blood helps to save lives and in this respect, it is an act of faith.

“The giving of blood is symbolic of providing lifeblood for humanity and Ahmadi Muslims are committed to the service and benefit of mankind.”

For more information please contact Saeed Nazir, Regional President (Hertfordshire) AMYA UK on 07898107878.

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