On Good Friday, April 18, 2014, St. John Armenian Church held its first Blood Drive, initiated and organized by Anoush Kelegian in memory of the Armenian Genocide Victims. Giving blood is giving the giﬅ of life for those who need it most. By collectively donating blood in honor of the Genocide Victims as a community, we symbolically expressed our gratitude as genocide survivors and expressed our devotion to uphold life in honor of our ancestors.
More than 25 people signed up to donate blood and total of 12 pints were donated. After the Blood Drive, the Pacific Blood Center, notified us that the donated blood was used in several life saving procedures.
We would like to thank everyone who gave up their time and came to donate blood. They gave their precious gift of life to save someone’s life, as our Lord Jesus Christ did for us.