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.
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.
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.
October 10, 2016
This is my Mom. Jean Clontz. She received countless blood transfusions throughout 2015. She had two major surgeries and many other procedures to try and keep her arteries in her leg open. Each time she had a procedure she had to take blood thinners which caused internal bleeding; which then led to her need for blood transfusions. Doctors would have to stop blood thinners which again led to no blood flow in her leg. It was a vicious cycle that happened every month from February to September of last year. All the procedures eventually led to kidney failure and my Mom passed away October 21.
There are no words except to say thank you. If anyone thinks donating blood is no big deal, think again; it's a huge deal.
Story shared by Karen Patterson, Jean Clontz's daughter
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