ConnectLife has seen a tremendous response from our WNY community after our call for blood donors, but our work is not over. Collecting blood is a marathon, not a sprint. Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future.
Remember the words of the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams: "Social distancing does not mean social disengagement."
We will be taking appointments ONLY, for the foreseeable future. Even if you can't find an appointment right now - local patients at WNY hospitals will still need you in the coming weeks. Click here to schedule your appointment to donate blood – appointments available throughout April and May.
Important Update: ConnectLife's Eastern Hills Blood Donation Center is moving to ConnectLife headquarters - effective immediately. We are continuing to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19. Information and resources on COVID-19, blood donation, and social distancing can be found here.
March 04, 2013
I started donating at Lockort Memorial over 4 years ago. My wife worked and volunteers at the hospital, and I came to know Unyts at a hospital drive. After donating whole blood I received a letter from Unyts to let me know that I was a good candidate for donating platelets.
After finding out more about the procedure and that the product has a short shelf life, I felt the need was greater to donate platelets. I began donating religiously every 2 weeks. I enjoy the 2 hours with the staff. The joke at my house is that I donate every 2 weeks for a couple of hours to give my wife some peace and quiet.
I know that all the products that Unyts collects stay right here in WNY. That matters to me. I want to donate where it will do the most good.
Mr. McKenna has completed 2 straight years of 24 donations in one year. What an amazing guy!
4444 Bryant and Stratton Way
Williamsville, NY 14221