ConnectLife

ConnectLife Educating the community, inspiring donation, and connecting lives. That's how #weconnectlife! Established in 1981, Unyts, now ConnectLife, was among the leading procurement organizations in the United States, and was one of the only eight centers nationwide to house laboratory services, and organ, tissue and eye procurement in one location.
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With the addition of Community Blood Services, ConnectLife became the first organization of its kind nationwide. The blood collected in Western New York stays right in our community. ConnectLife operates as a non-profit serving the eight counties of Western New York and works to assist donor families, coordinate the donation process and increase knowledge and awareness within the community regarding transplantation.

With the addition of Community Blood Services, ConnectLife became the first organization of its kind nationwide. The blood collected in Western New York stays right in our community. ConnectLife operates as a non-profit serving the eight counties of Western New York and works to assist donor families, coordinate the donation process and increase knowledge and awareness within the community regarding transplantation.

Mission: We are committed to educating the community, inspiring donation and connecting lives.

Operating as usual

12/31/2020
ConnectLife's Vision Board 2021

Have you ever created a ✨vision board✨ It's a great way to organize & visualize your goals & motivations for the new year. The purpose is to bring everything on it to life. What would YOU put on your vision board? #donatelife #donateblood #weconnectlife #goals #inspiration

NEW #BloodDonation Center Location📍If you live in or around Hamburg, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLif...
12/29/2020

NEW #BloodDonation Center Location📍

If you live in or around Hamburg, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLife will be hosting blood drives at 6175 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075 the first Monday of each month. Hours are 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

Make an appointment for January 4th or an upcoming blood drive here: https://bit.ly/2LwNTvK

Bills Mafia, represent your AFC East Champions! ❤️💙 Donate blood with ConnectLife and get your own yard sign! Details be...
12/29/2020

Bills Mafia, represent your AFC East Champions! ❤️💙 Donate blood with ConnectLife and get your own yard sign! Details below. Buffalo Bills

Only 3 MORE DAYS to reach our goal of 2,500 blood donors by December 31st! We currently have 2,244 donors. YMCA Buffalo ...
12/28/2020

Only 3 MORE DAYS to reach our goal of 2,500 blood donors by December 31st! We currently have 2,244 donors. YMCA Buffalo Niagara FeedMore WNY

There's still time to be a holiday hero, make an appointment here 🩸: https://www.connectlife.org/holiday-heroes

Sponsor of the Month: Flying Bison Brewing CompanyFirst Blood Drive: June 2020Potential Lives Saved in WNY: 192 ‼️"Flyin...
12/27/2020

Sponsor of the Month: Flying Bison Brewing Company

First Blood Drive: June 2020
Potential Lives Saved in WNY: 192 ‼️

"Flying Bison is thrilled to be part of the ConnectLife drives. To be able to help 192 people, so far, with blood collected at the brewery in your (luxurious) bus is a point of pride for all of us," says Tim Herzog, General Manager of Flying Bison Brewing Company.

Learn how you can host a blood drive with ConnectLife here: https://bit.ly/3ppRsml

Are you still feeling inspired by the season of giving? ConnectLife has a few blood drives happening TODAY! #beaholidayh...
12/26/2020

Are you still feeling inspired by the season of giving? ConnectLife has a few blood drives happening TODAY! #beaholidayhero

📍ConnectLife HQ in Williamsville, NY: https://bit.ly/3phwrKm
📍Donation Center in Tonawanda, NY: https://bit.ly/37L53yt
📍Kenmore United Methodist Church in Buffalo, NY: https://bit.ly/3hg9a92

Wishing all of our supporters, donor families, blood donors, and all of WNY a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ❤...
12/25/2020

Wishing all of our supporters, donor families, blood donors, and all of WNY a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ❤💙💚

IMPORTANT UPDATES (as of 12/23/20)!! Before you make an appointment to donate blood, please read our Coronavirus (COVID-...
12/24/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Blood Donation

IMPORTANT UPDATES (as of 12/23/20)!! Before you make an appointment to donate blood, please read our Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Blood Donation blog: https://bit.ly/34BJONp

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Blood Donation March 12, 2020 UPDATED: December 23, 2020 Important Updates ConnectLife will begin accepting walk-ins on a limited basis. Although, appointments are encouraged. This allows us to space out all blood donors at all blood drives, blood centers, and the ConnectL...

GOAL: 2,500CURRENT: 1,775You can help us reach our goal, help save a life this holiday season, and help both YMCA Buffal...
12/22/2020

GOAL: 2,500
CURRENT: 1,775

You can help us reach our goal, help save a life this holiday season, and help both YMCA Buffalo Niagara and FeedMore WNY get a $2,500 donation. Make an appt. to donate blood before the end of December at ConnectLife.org/HolidayHeroes or call 716-529-4270. #beaholidayhero

Where's your sign?! 💙❤ Show your Buffalo Bills pride by donating blood through January 2nd and you'll get this exclusive...
12/21/2020

Where's your sign?! 💙❤

Show your Buffalo Bills pride by donating blood through January 2nd and you'll get this exclusive sign! Details here: www.connectlife.org/promos

During the holidays, there are patients at our local hospitals that need lifesaving blood products. Blood donation is a ...
12/20/2020

During the holidays, there are patients at our local hospitals that need lifesaving blood products. Blood donation is a 🎁 you can give, find a blood drive nearest you at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org! #beaholidayhero

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12/20/2020

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AFC EAST CHAMPIONS.

M&T Bank Buffalo Bills

The work we do at ConnectLife would not be possible without the generous support of of community. Thank you Buffalo Draf...
12/19/2020

The work we do at ConnectLife would not be possible without the generous support of of community. Thank you Buffalo Draft League for your donation of $5000 in memory of Justin Vanderwalker. 💙

ConnectLife's cover photo
12/18/2020

ConnectLife's cover photo

One small deed means a lifetime for a patient in need! Donate blood, platelets, or double red cells this holiday season....
12/18/2020

One small deed means a lifetime for a patient in need! Donate blood, platelets, or double red cells this holiday season. Give the gift of life: ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org 💙❤💪

As we’re entering the Buffalo Bills playoff run, Bills fans, we are calling on you to show that you bleed blue by donati...
12/16/2020
Blood Promotions/Perks

As we’re entering the Buffalo Bills playoff run, Bills fans, we are calling on you to show that you bleed blue by donating blood with ConnectLife.

You'll get a Bills “I Bleed Blue” yard sign to show your support for the Buffalo Bills, ConnectLife, and saving lives in our community. Details: ConnectLife.org/Promos

Every month, ConnectLife offers blood donors awesome perks as a thank you for donating blood and saving lives right here in our community.

Give the gift of life this holiday season. 🩸 So far, 1,124 WNYers have stepped up to donate blood this December. Our goa...
12/16/2020

Give the gift of life this holiday season. 🩸 So far, 1,124 WNYers have stepped up to donate blood this December. Our goal is 2,500. Help us reach that goal and sign up to donate blood - visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org

#beaholidayhero #donateblood #savelives #weconnectlife

COVID-19 & Blood Donation Safety FAQ Series ⁉️Have a question? Ask us!
12/15/2020

COVID-19 & Blood Donation Safety FAQ Series ⁉️

Have a question? Ask us!

"I’m donating because I have family in the medical field- they are doing so much to help others, this is my way of helpi...
12/15/2020

"I’m donating because I have family in the medical field- they are doing so much to help others, this is my way of helping as well," says Matt.

Thank you, Matt, for being a Holiday Hero! You can join the campaign, just visit ConnectLife.org/Holiday-Heroes 💙💪

12/14/2020
A Message From YMCA Buffalo Niagara President & CEO

Thank you, John, for helping spread the word about our Holiday Heroes campaign! YMCA Buffalo Niagara. Make an appointment to donate blood at ConnectLife.org/Holiday-Heroes. Or call our team at 716-529-4270!

Over half of the people you will see today are registered organ donors – are you? Register your decision to be an #organ...
12/13/2020

Over half of the people you will see today are registered organ donors – are you? Register your decision to be an #organdonor at ConnectLife.org/Register 💙💚

💙 Thank you thank you! 💙 The holidays are an especially critical time of year for blood donations, especially during unp...
12/12/2020

💙 Thank you thank you! 💙 The holidays are an especially critical time of year for blood donations, especially during unprecedented times like these.

Be a hero this holiday season - a holiday hero! Make an appointment to donate blood at ConnectLife.org/HolidayHeroes

Did you know there's no substitute for human blood? Our local supply is running low and technology can't help, but YOU c...
12/11/2020

Did you know there's no substitute for human blood? Our local supply is running low and technology can't help, but YOU can. Sign up to donate blood: ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org OR 716-529-4270

12/10/2020
Episode 15: Holiday Heroes

NEW episode available! 🎙️ Here's a 30-second preview. Thank you to YMCA Buffalo Niagara and FeedMore WNY for being on Invisible Threads.

LISTEN to the full episode: ConnectLife.org/Podcast

Visit ConnectLife.org/HolidayHeroes to join the campaign 💙
12/10/2020

Visit ConnectLife.org/HolidayHeroes to join the campaign 💙

We've received A LOT of questions about blood donation & COVID-19 safety, so we're answering our most Frequently Asked Q...
12/09/2020

We've received A LOT of questions about blood donation & COVID-19 safety, so we're answering our most Frequently Asked Questions!

We'd like to take the time to thank both Connie of Pine Hill Fire Department and Darren of U-Crest Fire District #4 for ...
12/08/2020

We'd like to take the time to thank both Connie of Pine Hill Fire Department and Darren of U-Crest Fire District #4 for their generosity and continued support.

Both Connie and Darren are regular ConnectLife donors are well as members of their respective fire halls. Together they host a combined total of 6 blood drives a year; alternating between their sites to get the most community members engaged and donating!!

Every reason is different, every reason is important💙Thank you to the 511 people who have already donated blood this mon...
12/08/2020

Every reason is different, every reason is important💙

Thank you to the 511 people who have already donated blood this month, our goal is 2,500. Join our Holiday Heroes campaign, make an appointment here: https://bit.ly/2VR5osP

Shane was known as the fishing king. When he wasn't at work he was either out on the lake or at the river doing what he ...
12/07/2020

Shane was known as the fishing king. When he wasn't at work he was either out on the lake or at the river doing what he loved. We're honored to share Shane's story as our Hero of the Month, get inspired: https://bit.ly/33UjvSx

#organdonor #savelives #giftoflife #hero

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4444 Bryant & Stratton Way
Buffalo, NY
14221

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(716) 529-4300

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ConnectLife helps people help others. As Western New York’s only community blood center and federally designated organ, eye, and tissue procurement agency, ConnectLife saves and enhances lives through the support and compassion of donors who graciously choose to give the gift of life.

Want to get involved? Visit ConnectLife.org.

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Comments

Did my blood donation this morning at the Southgate location. Very professional personnel and it went as smooth as could be! And loved the "Batty for Blood" sign!
I heard there is a blood drive at 3200 Elmwood Thursday the 17th? I do not see it advertised?
Hello, A little behind on this one! This pic was taken July 23rd. I am a regular Platelet donor for the past 6 yrs. An old friend of mine, I know the whole family. We have been apart for almost 40yrs. FB has brought us together. A positive FB story! But I made a hello sign quick for "Cindra". I wrote her I would give her a special hello. CinD has some medical issues. And has had a tough go for some years. So this day Carol was the 1st. to help me out. What a wonderful Woman Carol is! This was before my procedure. At the end, I find out it is Carol's last week with Connect! She did not say anything about it. God bless her for going back to Kidney and Dialysis work. Which then I tell her of a good friend needing a kidney. After cancer, it needed to be removed, and the other kidney was mutated? Then Suzie overheard the name and knew that family! What a coincidence! But after my friend Cindra seen this picture, she said it made her cry! Because I was thinking of her. But what a Great and Humbling experience this was that day! Thank You Carol for 6 years of Friendship and your Professionalism! Another reason I am here every 2 weeks! And going back I always Thanked Barb V. who has since retired also. She was the inspiration for me to donate platelets in 2013 when I met her at the Eastern Hills location. Hopefully people can relate to this story. A little mushy, but hey, life is good! Thank You Connect Life 😇 🙂 ✌️
This organization (when it was known as UNYTS) supplied the blood transfusions my Dad received to sustain his life and helped give our family 6 more months with him. I don't know the names of the Angels who decided to donate blood, but I am grateful with all my heart. He was my world. Thank you.
So excited that we have new followers on Brian’s hero page💪🏼 💜 We can’t thank you all enough for all the LOVE & SUPPORT you have shown & given us through this difficult journey from texts, phone calls, cards💚🙏🏼 It means the world 🌎 to us! A HUGE thank you for all the SHARES!! Please continue to share.. I know Brian’s hero 🦸🏻‍♂️ is out there!! Please SHARE so we find him or her!!! 🙏🏼 5’10” or taller Type B or O blood 🧬 General good health 18-60 years old!! Please call our coordinator Jennie or Danielle at (585) 275-5875!! Be sure to reference Brian Lorentz and birthday 8-8-1980
Just a reminder the John Stark Memorial Blood Drive at WNY Metro Roberts is Thursday from 10-2. Be sure to sign up. Precautions are taken to make the drive safe.
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I have donated 2x since March at the Bryant & Stratton location. No problems at all. Everyone is very friendly and careful. Great experience
IF YOU’RE HEALTHY PLEASE DONATE BLOOD 🩸 THE GIFT OF LIFE!!!
IF YOU’RE HEALTHY PLEASE DONATE BLOOD 🩸 THE GIFT OF LIFE!!!!
I was scheduled to donate blood on 4/11/19 at the Tonawanda NY site. I was scheduled … arrived at the site and the door were locked... I called and even sent an email and NO ONE responded... subsequent calls to the center and NO ONE PICKS UP....