Glendale YMCA officials are hosting a blood drive in commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Organizers say it's a way to bring the community together while continuing a tradition of saving lives.
The blood drive will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glendale YMCA's Youth Fitness Center, 130 N. Louise St. Walk-ins are welcome, but for appointments, call (818) 240-4130, ext. 34 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ANCGlendale. To give blood, one must be at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds. A valid identification card is required.
The YMCA is conducting the drive in partnership with the Armenian National Committee of Glendale, the American Red Cross, the Armenian Youth Federation's Roupen Chapter, the city of Glendale and Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter, said Doug Nies, Glendale native and chairman of the YMCA board of directors.