Contact: Sarah Diina, 400-7249(c),



Emergency blood need 


Blood supply in WNY is at a critical level. Due to an increase in traumas over the last week the demand for blood at our local hospitals has been much higher than normal. ConnectLife currently has less than a one-day supply of all blood types.


It is vital that all who are eligible to donate consider giving now for local patients in need. ConnectLife is the primary supplier of blood for WNY, including 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.


Blood drives are happening-


TODAY: Southgate Plaza donation center and Tonawanda donation center

SATURDAY: ConnectLife headquarters at Bryant & Stratton Way, Southgate Plaza donation center, and Gowanda Harley

MONDAY: ConnectLife headquarters at Bryant & Stratton Way, Tonawanda donation center, and Hamburg Mobile Donation Center 


Donate blood August 9-21 at any ConnectLife drive and be entered to win 1 of 10 pairs of tickets to the August 28th preseason Bills game vs. the Green Bay. To find a blood drive near you or to make an appointment to donate call 716.529.4270 or visit


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Unyts is now ConnectLife! ConnectLife helps people help others. As a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization and community blood bank, we save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations.