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.
Jamie Woods shares his story, in his own words
I donate blood because I believe in doing good things for others in our community. I like knowing that I can help someone, and possibly save their life or help them get well. I started donating because my wife has been a blood donor for many years, and she inspired me to start as well.
I enjoy visiting the Tonawanda location because it's clean, bright, and inviting. The staff is friendly and professional, plus I was in and out quickly and with no problems.
If you have never donated before don't hesitate or be afraid. You will have a sense of pride knowing your donation could help save someone's life. The staff at ConnectLife will make sure you are comfortable and they make the process quick and, for the most, part pain-free. Make sure you eat healthy, and drink lots of water before and after your donation.
I would just like to see more people donate blood if they can. It is one of the most satisfying and helpful things to do. We often forget about others until an accident or an illness occurs, but donating blood gives those people a chance to get well or even to save their life. Our time on this earth is short to begin with, but through blood donation, we can help make sure that life continues on!
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