There is no substitute for blood.

Without life-saving blood transfusions - about 4.5 million Americans would die each year. That makes the act of donating blood a true necessity.

While that may be true - why do people actually walk through our doors to donate? On a national level, the number one reason donors give blood is because they “want to help others.” A lot of the feedback we get from our blood donors is that they donate blood as a simple way of giving back to the community or in memory of someone they’ve lost. Chances are, they’ll never meet or hear about the person they helped. They are true altruists.

About 1 out of every 7 people that enter a local hospital will need blood.

Since we are a community blood bank, your blood donation might very well save the life of that ONE PERSON, who is part of our community and who most definitely means something to someone right here in Western New York. It’s altruism with a touch of Buffalo’s Brotherly Love.

Why Donate?

To show our appreciation for their generosity, we offer our donors other perks throughout the year:

  • Through our Monthly Blood Promotions/Perks, donors receive awesome perks like t-shirts, gift cards, raffle entries, and exclusive gear through our partnerships with the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bisons, and Buffalo Bandits, and more!
  • Donors may also receive discounts or coupons for food and merchandise from WNY businesses.

Make your next appointment to donate blood, access your profile, and see your donation history at