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Summer Blood Donors Help to Ensure Local Supply


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Summer Blood Donors Help to Ensure Local Supply

Give a Pint Get a Pint with Perry’s Ice Cream this July

Blood donations generally decrease in the summer and around holidays, while

the need for blood transfusions can increase. As the 4th of July approaches,

ConnectLife is reminding Western New Yorkers that their summertime donations

help to ensure that local hospitals and patients have a safe and adequate

supply of blood.

With schools and colleges in recess and many people out enjoying warm

weather, the summer has historically been a time when fewer people donate

blood. Unfortunately, summer also brings a spike in accidents, meaning there is

an increased need. Recognizing this challenge, ConnectLife is partnering with

Perry’s Ice Cream this July, National Ice Cream Month, to spread the word and

encourage the community to give blood.

Presenting donors at every ConnectLife blood drive from July 1-31 will receive a

voucher for a pint of Perry’s Ice Cream, redeemable at participating local

grocery and convenience stores. Four lucky donors throughout the month will

also receive an exclusive Perry’s prize pack. While ConnectLife will not be open

on the 4th, donors at blood drives on July 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be entered to win

one of two $100 Amazon gift cards raffled off each day.

“We’re proud to partner with ConnectLife for a third consecutive year to

support the critical need for blood donations in our community,” said Gayle

Perry Denning, Chief Marketing Officer at Perry’s.

“What better way to thank donors for their life saving pint than with a pint of

extra indulgent Perry’s Ice Cream. Since this year’s drive coincides with National

Ice Cream month, we are expecting to set a record for donations. Join our

team in donating a pint at any ConnectLife Blood Drive in July to receive your

free pint of extra indulgent Perry’s Ice Cream. Together we can make a

difference in our neighbors’ lives,” added Perry Denning.

For every pint of blood collected through the Give a Pint Get a Pint promotion

up to three lives can be saved in Western New York. ConnectLife is the primary

supplier of blood products to Kaleida Health, ECMC, Niagara Falls Memorial

Medical Center, Wyoming County Community Health System, Olean General

Hospital, Brooks Memorial Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center.

As WNY’s only community blood bank it is our responsibility to answer the call for

blood products to ANY hospital in need, but we need help from blood donors to

do that. Please visit or call 716.529.4270 for

drive locations and to make an appointment.

Download this press release below.

Summer need for blood donors
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ConnectLife helps people help others. As a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization and community blood bank, we save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations. Visit us online at or Facebook @weconnectlife.

Perry’s Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice. Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry’s is a fourth generation, family owned and led business that supplies brands that people around the world love and enjoy. Deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversify its business model, including: the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry’s branded ice cream, a Distribution system that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a global Contract manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries. With over 400 employees, Perry’s uses fresh, local, high-quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste which consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years. Perry’s is the 27th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania,

Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Visit us online at


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