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.
Mike Renzoni has been donating blood with Unyts since 2008 and does so typically at work because Unyts hosts drives at his place of work.
"The bloodmobile pulls up and I'll donate there," Mike said. "It's super convenient."
While it's easy to think that someone else will donate, or there's always lots of blood to go around, Mike realizes this isn't the case; especially during busy seasons like summer.
"There is no synthetic substitution for blood. We are the only source and people need it every day to survive," explained Mike. "It's my way to help others in a little way."
Still on the fence about giving blood? There's always the crowd favorite of the cookies afterwards; which Mike agrees is one the best parts about giving blood.
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