A blood drive in the name of Patrick Aghaian, a fourth grade student at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School, is scheduled at Glendale Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Patrick was diagnosed with leukemia last week and started chemotherapy immediately at the UCLA Medical Center.
His mother is Juanita Shahijanian, a teacher specialist at Jefferson Elementary. Members all around the Glendale Unified School District staff are mobilizing to help.
Patrick will most likely need a bone marrow transplant. The Aghaian family has just been notified that none of its immediate members are matches for bone marrow donation for Patrick.