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.
Joy Murphy has two very important reasons to feel passionately about the importance of blood donation. Both she and her daughter are alive today because of the generosity of blood donors.
Joy’s daughter Evie was diagnosed with Leukemia on 2/5/15, and received whole blood and plasma transfusions while getting treatment. Joy received blood during the birth of her daughter Lucy on April 25, 2017. After about 7 hours of labor she started to hemorrhage due to an undiagnosed placental abruption. An emergency C-section was ordered because Joy was bleeding out and she and the baby's heartbeat were dropping fast. Joy received 2 units of blood, and both she and Lucy were saved.
Joy wants the community to know that donating blood is fast and simple. Plus, every time you donate you save mothers, sisters, and daughters like Joy, Evie and Lucy. By donating blood you ensure that people like Joy are here to raise their children.
We originally posted Evie's story here.
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