Friends of Unyts is a dedicated group of people whose passion for the organization and dedication to the mission have lead them to supporting Unyts in a variety of ways. We are always looking for new members just like you to share time, talent and treasure as we continue to save and enhance lives, and raise awareness about the vital need for donation and transplantation in our community.  

If you are interested in getting more involved with Unyts please fill out the form below. 

Check Yes 
Take the first step towards saving lives by Checking Yes as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Nearly 115,000 people in the United States are waiting for a lifesaving organ, and thousands more require life-enhancing tissue and eye donations. Check Yes and enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry. Also remember to talk with your family about your wishes to donate!

Give Blood
As Western New York’s only community blood center, Unyts provides critically-needed blood products for local patients at local hospitals. Through a single donation of whole blood, you can help save up to three lives. Double red cell donations provide the most needed blood component, while platelet donations can help children and adults battling cancer and leukemia, as well as those with blood disorders and other patients. Make an appointment to donate today.

Host a Blood Drive
Help to ensure that local hospitals and patients have a safe and adequate supply of blood. Work with Unyts to schedule a drive for your office, neighborhood, school, church or any other group. We’ll provide support and tools to make the drive a success and save lives here in Western New York.

Honor a Hero
Each month, Unyts pays tribute to an organ, eye or tissue donor through the “Honoring our Heroes” program. Families nominate their donors, and Unyts collects written remembrances and favorite photos from friends and family members. Each honoree’s story and picture is featured on Unyts’ website and social media to inspire others. The donor family is also invited to a small reception in honor of their loved one, and is provided with a booklet that is a compilation of the submitted stories and photos.

Share Your Story
Unyts is looking for members of our community to share their story about blood donation. Do you donate blood or sponsor a blood drive for a specific reason and want to help motivate others to do so as well? Share your story and help spread the word about the importance of blood donation.

You can help Unyts advance our mission by acting as a volunteer ambassador or assisting with programs and activities. Those with a personal connection are needed to speak to students and community groups about donation and transplantation, while others assist with community information tables, blood drives, special events and more. Unyts provides training for volunteers and has opportunities for service across Western New York. 

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Unyts depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses to help fulfill our mission of saving and enhancing lives while honoring those who have given the gift of life. Fundraising for Unyts helps to support public and professional education programs, improved technology, research and other efforts that lead to increased organ, eye, tissue and community blood donation. There are a number of ways to support Unyts, including event sponsorship, memorial donations, auctions, basket raffles, and annual gifts. 

If you are interested in getting more involved with Unyts please fill out the form below. 

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