NEWS
For Immediate Release…

CONTACT:
Sarah Diina at 716.400.7249 -or- sdiina@connectlife.org

Erie County Auto Bureaus and ConnectLife Partner on Fast Pass Program for Blood Donors

Beginning October 1st, the Erie County Auto Bureaus will be offering a Fast Pass to anyone who donates blood at a ConnectLife Neighborhood Blood Donation Center. The Fast Pass will be good for 45 days after the blood donation, and donors can present it at any of the six Auto Bureau locations across Erie County to receive an express number.

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns said, “The Erie County Auto Bureau is proud to partner with ConnectLife to provide blood donations to those who so desperately need it. Each and every blood donor is a lifesaver and I encourage our customers to give someone another chance at life by participating in this program.”

Since 2007, ConnectLife has become the primary supplier of blood products to Kaleida Health, ECMC, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Eastern Niagara Health, Wyoming County Community Health System, Olean General Hospital, Brooks-TLC Health System, and Bradford Regional Medical Center. It is their responsibility to answer the call for blood at local hospitals, and ensure that an adequate supply is available for patients in need. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and over 41,000 donations are required each day to meet this need.

“ConnectLife needs continued support from the community to ensure that those in need at our local hospitals are helped through blood donation. We are thrilled that the Erie County Clerk and the Auto Bureaus are making this important commitment to help ensure a healthy supply of blood all year long,” said Mark Simon, ConnectLife President and CEO.

ConnectLife’s Neighborhood Blood Donation Centers are conveniently located at the Southgate Plaza in West Seneca, the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, and at 96 Niagara Street in Tonawanda. When you donate with ConnectLife you can be assured that your blood is staying local for local patients in need.

To make an appointment please call 716.529.4270 or visit www.ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org.
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