To our WNY community and supporters, remember that social distancing does not mean social disengagement. It is critical that you book an appointment to donate blood in the next month, specifically after April 6, 2020. We are taking appointments ONLY. Our team is working to even out appointment slots to ensure our staff and donors are safe AND the blood supply is stable well into April.
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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.
January 06, 2014
Lisa Buttery never expected to become a regular blood donor.
Her first time donation was a unique experience for her. Lisa works at Emedco and the company held a blood drive a few months ago. She decided to donate and found out that she is type AB+. Considering that her blood type is greatly needed for cancer patients and organ transplants in Western New York, she decided to become a regular platelet donor. Donating platelets takes two hours, but makes such a big difference in the lives of so many. Lisa now donates every six weeks.
"It feels great that I can help make a gift of life in a way that other people can't", says Buttery. "It's a big commitment and it is time consuming, but I know it helps cancer patients and organ transplants."
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