Medical Association Hosts Blood Drive to Honor Memory of Genocide Victims


Blood drive 2016 _1WATERTOWN — The Greater Boston community came together once again to serve those in need. Saturday, April 17 marked the second annual Blood Drive of the Armenian American Medical Association (AAMA) of the Greater Boston in commemoration of the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event took place at and was co-sponsored by the Armenian Cultural and Education Center (ACEC). A total of 45 volunteers and 34 donors took part in gifting their blood to Blood for Memory, a worldwide movement to save a life by donating blood in honor and remembrance of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and crimes against humanity. All blood donations were safely and professionally coordinated by the blood mobile unit of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, made possible through the support of the Friends of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

To learn more about the Blood for Memory project at: www.bloodformemory.org.

If you wish to donate but were unable to attend the drive, you may contact the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital by calling (888)-LETS-GIV (538-7448).