PASADENA—The City of Pasadena’s largest and most powerful Armenian American public affairs organization is planning to hold a blood drive this year to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. The Pasadena Armenian National Committee will be hosting the blood drive at the Pasadena Armenian Center with a number of prominent community organizations and welcomes additional organization to join the effort to mark the genocide by giving the gift of life to those in need of blood.
“Commemorating the Armenian Genocide by giving the gift of life, blood to those in need, is a fitting tribute to our martyrs and survivors,” commented Ishkhan Boghossian, Pasadena ANC Executive Director. “We believe that all Armenian Americans in the City of Pasadena will appreciate the opportunity to save a life this year as they mark the 95th commemoration of our genocide. What better way to say thank you to America, which was among the first nation in the world to provide humanitarian aide to survivors of the Armenian Genocide,” Boghossian added.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. More than 38,000 blood donation are needed every day and one out of every 10 people admitted to a hospital is in need of blood.
Local Pasadena Armenian American organizations interested in joining the Pasadena ANC’s Blood Drive to mark the Armenian Genocide are encouraged to email the organization’s Executive Director at [email protected]
The Pasadena ANC advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the areas Armenian American community and promotes increased Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.