The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize City held a blood drive on Saturday to assist with the shortage at the bank. It lasted from 8am to about 4pm. Love News stopped by and spoke to Stephen Gabb about the importance of an initiative such as this.
Stephen Gabb, Ahmadiyyah Muslim Comunity: “We do believe that saving one life is like saving the whole of mankind that is in our holy scripture called the Holy Quran. So we all want to serve humankind because one thing we try to place importance on is serving God and serving mankind. So giving blood is living saving a life and also is a means of serving human kind. I believe that this is the third time we have done it or the second time, I just came back from Africa so I’m not too sure but I believe it’s the third time that we’ve done it. I think that in Belize we should get used to helping people and trying to serve mankind so it’s not that great but I believe that in the coming years people will get used to the idea of giving blood and so God willing more people will turn out. It’s not a very big thing that people look upon like ‘yeah I’m willing to give blood.’ I think getting an HIV test is something that is very much taboo to some people especially the younger people so I think that people should focus more on giving than getting. I mean to give blood is very much important because you could save someone.”