Naliah’s Story

Naliah suffers from sickle cell disease, a blood disorder characterized by abnormally shaped red blood cells that obstruct the cells’ ability to carry oxygenated blood throughout the body.  Therefore, Naliah must receive regular blood transfusions at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  As the healthy blood begins to circulate, Naliah’s pain crisis decreases, as does her risk of stroke.

“It means a lot to know that Unyts helps in providing the blood that Naliah and other children need to keep them healthy and make them feel better,” said Tarsha Graham, Naliah’s mom.   “It benefits not only children with chronic illnesses, but also children and adults who find themselves in unexpected need.”

You are critical to our mission of saving lives, lives like Naliah’s.

We depend on the generosity of our donors to help ensure that the blood supply in our local hospitals stays at a safe level for local patients in need.

There are great costs associated with collecting, processing, testing & delivering blood products across WNY to the hospitals that we serve, and our financial donors help to make this possible.

A gift from you will help us to:

  • Upgrade equipment
  • Make blood donation accessible to those in rural or outlying areas
  • Continue educational programming on the importance of blood donation
  • Ensure that we are staying on the cutting edge of technology so that we can provide the safest, highest-quality blood products for those in need.


Unyts is WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center.  

Making a gift to Unyts is a great way to help your community. We are asking you to make a contribution today, and commit to helping those in need across WNY. Unyts is dedicated to saving and enhancing lives, and we couldn’t do it without your help.

Thank you for Supporting Unyts! 

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