Western New York
As Western New York’s only community blood center and federally designated organ, eye, and tissue procurement agency, ConnectLife saves and enhances lives through the support and compassion of donors who graciously choose to give the gift of life.
All of the blood that ConnectLife collects stays local, helping nearly every hospital in Western New York’s eight counties maintain safe inventory levels while saving them millions of dollars in out-of-state sourcing costs. And for every pint of blood donated, we save the lives of three of our neighbors.
At its core, ConnectLife was created to serve—making the blood donation process as personal and painless as possible; helping organ, eye, and tissue donor families honor the wishes of their loved ones during an emotional time; working with schools to equip the next generation of donors with the knowledge they need to make lifesaving decisions; and supporting Western New Yorkers’ inherent desire to do good.
Central New York
ConnectLife operates the former Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank in Syracuse, NY, and in January 2022 began recovering donor tissue in partnership with Rochester, NY-based organ procurement organization Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.
In 2019 ConnectLife began to partner with the Center for Donation and Recovery based in Albany, NY for tissue recovery.