FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Diina 

sdiina@unyts.org

 

Buffalo Sabres to Host Unyts Blood Drive at KeyBank Center

 

The Buffalo Sabres will host a community blood drive in the Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center on Monday, February 5th with Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. Unyts supplies over 60% of the blood for WNY hospitals, including ECMC and Kaleida Health. All presenting donors will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Buffalo Sabres home game. Sabres alumni and Sabretooth will also be making appearances throughout the event. Parking is complimentary in the attached HarborCenter ramp and the KeyBank Center ramp.

 

WHO:              Blood donors age 17 and older. Those 16 years of age can donate with parental consent.  Buffalo Sabres alumni will be present throughout the day to sign autographs.

 

WHERE:           Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo

 

WHEN:            Monday, February 5th from 10AM-5PM

 

WHY:               The need for blood is constant, and all blood donated with Unyts stays here in WNY to help local patients in local hospitals.

 

If donors can’t make it to KeyBank Center on February 5th they can also donate at any Unyts Neighborhood Blood Donation Center between Feb. 5 and Feb. 10 to receive tickets to an upcoming Sabres home game. To make an appointment, call (716) 512-7940 or visit www.unyts.org/TeamUnyts. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors should bring their photo ID and must be 17 years of age or older. Those 16 years of age may donate blood with parental consent. 

 

*Unyts now operates under d/b/a Unyts. We are no longer Upstate NY Transplant Services.*