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.
September 01, 2018
Ed Draves lives the mission of Unyts. He is a platelet donor; living kidney donor; speaker and advocate of organ and blood donation for the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York.
Ed donates platelets with Unyts at the Southgate Neighborhood Blood Donation Center. He knows that donation is necessary, and it doesn’t cost him anything to help a cancer or burn victim stay alive. Knowing others are aided by his actions is a great incentive to give. Everyone should give back; more people need to donate.
Ed says that while he is terrified of needles, blood donation is simple because the staff at Southgate are pleasant and make it easy. When he goes there to donate it is like visiting friends and they go out of their way for the donors.
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