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Blood donation remains an emergency

While there has been an outpouring of community support for blood donation this week, supply remains at a critical level. ConnectLife currently has less than a one-day supply of type O blood, and a 2-day supply of all other blood types.

It is vital that all who are eligible to donate, and those who have ever thought about donating, 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.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines do not interfere with blood donation so there is no waiting period.

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.