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.
July 02, 2015
In 2010 Alisa and Marion Smith’s son Ashton became very ill at just 6 weeks old. While he was in the hospital on life support Ashton received platelets and whole blood to help keep him alive. Today Ashton is 5 ½ years old and thriving, thanks to the many people who donated blood.
Alisa and Marion are regular Unyts blood donors now so that they can help give back to other patients in need. “We donate to help give others a fighting chance, in honor of Ashton and our other son Preston” Alisa said.
The Smith’s typically donate at either Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo or one of Unyts’ Neighborhood Donation Centers. They want anyone who is thinking about donating blood to know that the feeling you get from giving the Gift of life to someone else is overwhelming. Donating blood saves lives, and it could be a family member who needs it next. There’s no greater feeling.
Make your next donation appointment to save lives now. Here are our community blood donation centers.
4444 Bryant and Stratton Way
Williamsville, NY 14221