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.
Written by Jennifer Sonricker
My daughter Lexi has had countless red blood cell and platelet transfusions. She was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia at the age of 3 in 2013. Her treatment was long and hard, and she had to face many different side effects: an extremely large blood clot due to her PICC line from her arm to her jugular down to her arm. She had fungal lesions on her kidneys, liver, spine, and spleen, and she lost so much muscle tone/chemotherapy toxicity that she had severe neuropathy and couldn't walk for a long time. Lexi is my hero. She is now 7 years old and has been out of treatment for a year and a half.
I donate blood because I know firsthand that it can help others who are in situations like we have been through with Lexi. I would like everyone to please think about donating platelets, red cells, or double red cells as so many trauma or cancer patients can benefit from your gift.
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