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.
August 01, 2019
Fourteen years ago, Mary Ruppert’s daughter, Amy, and her grandson, Matthew, passed away. The cause was undetermined. Amy was a registered donor, so in her daughter’s memory, Mary donates blood.
Mary believes that the best part about donating blood is being able to help save lives. She also wants people to know that donating blood is so easy. “It only takes about 10 minutes to donate blood and there is no pain involved. The staff at Southgate are wonderful,” says Mary, “People might also like to try donating platelets. It's a longer procedure, but platelets help so many people who have had transplants.”
We want to thank Mary for being a regular blood donor and for choosing to donate with Unyts. All blood donations go to local patients at local hospitals.
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