June 29, 2018

Contact: Sarah Diina 


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Buffalo Bisons to host week-long blood drive for Unyts during critical time of year


Join the Buffalo Bisons and Unyts as we team up to save lives right here in WNY! The Bisons are hosting a special week-long blood drive for Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, from June 30th through July 7th at Unyts’ Neighborhood Blood Donation Centers. All donors will receive a pair of flex tickets good for any Bisons home game.


WHO:             Blood donors age 17 and older. Those 16 years of age can donate with parental consent. 


WHERE:          Unyts’ Neighborhood Blood Donation Centers at 110 Broadway in Buffalo, the Eastern Hills Mall, the Southgate Plaza and 96 Niagara Street in Tonawanda.


WHEN:         June 30th through July 7th


WHY:           Vacations, traveling, and holidays have historically resulted in summer being a slow time of year for blood donations, but the need isn’t any less great. While the number of blood donations usually decreases in the summer, the number of accidents and need for blood transfusions tends to increase.


Odds are 1 in 3 that you will need blood during your lifetime, but only 1 in 33 that you are a regular blood donor.  This summer, by giving blood with Unyts, you are ensuring that your family, friends, neighbors and other members of the community have blood available when they need it.


Please visit www.unyts.org/teamunyts or call 716.512.7940 today to make your appointment. GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON JULY 3RD AT THE SOUTHGATE PLAZA DONATION CENTER FROM 10AM-8PM.