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Why ConnectLife?

We are WNY's only community blood bank and federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization.

ConnectLife helps save and heal lives through organ, eye, tissue, birth tissue, and blood donation.

The gift of life comes in many forms - whether it be blood donation, organ donation, eye donation,

or tissue donation - the impact one person can make is incredible. It can change the world.

But, what impact can one donor make?
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1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives.

Through the gifts of two lungs, two kidneys, heart, liver, intestines, and pancreas.

1 tissue donor can help
heal up to 75 lives.

Through tissues that include tendons, heart valves, veins, skin, and bones.

1 eye donor can give the gift of sight to 2 people.

Corneal tissue is recovered for

transplantation to give the gift of sight to grateful recipients.

1 blood donor can save up to 3 lives right here in Western New York.

Whether you choose whole blood donation, platelet donation, or double red cell donation, you can be a hero.

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1 birth tissue donor can enhance the lives of up to 100 people.

Birth tissue is used to promote healing and treat burns and painful wounds of recipients. 

ConnectLife's mission is to educate the community, inspire donation, and connect lives.

Jerome Carr, organ donor hero
Hero of the Month

Each month, ConnectLife shares the story of a local organ, eye, and/or tissue donor through our Hero of the Month series. It is our way to honor those who have saved and healed lives through the gift of life. Heroes like Jerome Carr, who saved two lives through organ donation.


Do you have a loved one's story you want to share? Please fill out and submit our Honor Your Hero form here

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