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.
April 15, 2013
Welcome to the Unyts Health Blog! Through this blog, we hope to get you thinking about healthy choices that we have the opportunity to make everyday in life. Our mission here at Unyts is to save and enhance lives, and on that, we're following through with our message here. We hope that you'll continue to read our weekly blog. You may just read some life-saving information.
Thank you for choosing to donate!
To make your blood donation a pleasant and successful experience, be sure to review and follow these important tips!
Before your Donation:
1-Make sure you take advantage of the refreshments immediately after your donation
2-Make sure you increase your fluid intake for about 48 hours
3-Refrain from lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous activity for 2-4 hours
4-Make sure you eat a well-rounded diet for the next 24 hours
5-Refrain from using tobacco products for 30-60 minutes
Blogpost by: Michele McDaniel, Unyts Volunteer
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