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ConnectLife

ConnectLife Educating the community, inspiring donation, and connecting lives. That's how !

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. With the addition of Community Blood Services, ConnectLife became the first organization of its kind nationwide. The blood collected in Western New Yor

k 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. Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

For Neighborhood Blood Donation Center Hours, please visit - https://www.connectlifegiveblood.org/donor/schedules/centers

Operating as usual

Comment below with the emoji that best fits you!- Donor family: πŸ’š- Registered donor: βœ…- Healthcare worker: 🌈- Waiting fo...
03/17/2023

Comment below with the emoji that best fits you!

- Donor family: πŸ’š
- Registered donor: βœ…
- Healthcare worker: 🌈
- Waiting for a transplant: ⏱️
- Living donor: 🧩
- Transplant recipient:☘️
- Donation advocate: ♻️

03/15/2023

69 years ago, the first kidney transplant was performed in the U.S. In 2022, for the first year ever, more than 25,000 kidney transplants were performed in the US. An incredible number of heroes who helped to save so many lives. πŸ’™πŸ‘

TRUE or FALSE: Donated tissues are used to help grateful recipients heal after burns, ligament tears, and other serious ...
03/14/2023

TRUE or FALSE: Donated tissues are used to help grateful recipients heal after burns, ligament tears, and other serious medical situations.

We all communicate through stories. We would love for you to write down your family's or loved ones organ donation & tra...
03/13/2023

We all communicate through stories. We would love for you to write down your family's or loved ones organ donation & transplant story and share it with us here or at connectlife.org/honor-your-hero.

Your story can help educate and inspire others and offer hope! πŸ’™πŸ’š

Sit back, relax, and donate blood! The whole blood donation process takes less than one hour in total, it’s quick, easy ...
03/13/2023

Sit back, relax, and donate blood!

The whole blood donation process takes less than one hour in total, it’s quick, easy and painless. (All blood types needed: πŸ…ΎοΈπŸ…°οΈπŸ†ŽπŸ…±οΈ)

One blood donor can save up to THREE LOCAL LIVES! That's how . πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’™Thank you, Iroquois High School for hosting a ConnectL...
03/10/2023

One blood donor can save up to THREE LOCAL LIVES! That's how . πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’™

Thank you, Iroquois High School for hosting a ConnectLife blood drive. Iroquois Central School District

TRUE or FALSE: There are currently, 1,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a ...
03/07/2023

TRUE or FALSE: There are currently, 1,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a donor kidney.

03/06/2023

Like & share if you agree! πŸ’™πŸ’™

"Westley loved his family and would do anything for them. He adored his daughter Charlotte, and he wanted to give her th...
03/03/2023

"Westley loved his family and would do anything for them. He adored his daughter Charlotte, and he wanted to give her the world and teach her everything about cars, bikes, hunting, and fishing. He was proud to be a dad even though he had fears that he wouldn't be good enough. The truth is, Westley would have been the best dad out there."

Westley's story is told by his mother, Heather. Read it here: connectlife.org/post/honor-your-hero-westley-quintern

ConnectLife is offering not only 1 but 2 great giveaways for our blood and platelet donors. Make an appointment to save ...
03/01/2023

ConnectLife is offering not only 1 but 2 great giveaways for our blood and platelet donors. Make an appointment to save lives and get a sweet treat as a thank you at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270. (ONLY March 1-31)

🍫 Fowler's Chocolates
🍻 Fattey Beer Co

TRUE or FALSE: Nobody would want my organs, I’m too old, too sick, etc.
02/28/2023

TRUE or FALSE: Nobody would want my organs, I’m too old, too sick, etc.

This makes our heart full! Students at Williamsville South High School received a red heart balloon after they donated b...
02/27/2023

This makes our heart full! Students at Williamsville South High School received a red heart balloon after they donated blood. β€πŸ‘ All donations stay here in our community. That's how .

Looking forward to the Hilbert College blood drive on Monday. Education is a big part of what our team does at ConnectLi...
02/24/2023

Looking forward to the Hilbert College blood drive on Monday. Education is a big part of what our team does at ConnectLife. We educate and inspire young adults to increase local blood donations and enrollments on New York’s Donate Life Registry. πŸ’™πŸ’šβ€πŸ’ͺ

Kenneth does not wish on anyone the despair and hopelessness a person can feel who needs an organ transplant to live.He ...
02/22/2023

Kenneth does not wish on anyone the despair and hopelessness a person can feel who needs an organ transplant to live.

He did not know there was someone out there who had never met him, yet prepared to bless him with life in the event they lost theirs. Every day, he appreciates and honors the person who donated their liver to him. Read Kenneth’s story here: https://www.connectlife.org/post/black-history-month

TRUE or FALSE: Every year, approximately 58,000 tissue donors offer lifesaving and healing tissue for grateful recipient...
02/21/2023

TRUE or FALSE: Every year, approximately 58,000 tissue donors offer lifesaving and healing tissue for grateful recipients.

02/18/2023

THANK YOU to our amazing team of phlebotomists!! The work they do every day plays a critical role in helping ensure lifesaving blood and platelets are available for local patients in need. πŸ’™ Join our team! https://www.connectlife.org/careers

πŸ“£ Now Hiring: Phlebotomists- $500.00 Sign-On Bonus!!Apply today at ConnectLife.org/CareersWant more information? Text ou...
02/16/2023

πŸ“£ Now Hiring: Phlebotomists- $500.00 Sign-On Bonus!!
Apply today at ConnectLife.org/Careers

Want more information? Text our HR team at 716-468-4636

Keith Gooch is a  and also the son of a  recipient. He participated in the UCLA program, The Chain, where you can Pay it...
02/15/2023

Keith Gooch is a and also the son of a recipient. He participated in the UCLA program, The Chain, where you can Pay it Forward through donation. When Keith donated his kidney, his brother received a kidney from a different donor match.

To read Keith's story visit: https://www.connectlife.org/post/black-history-month

We be-LUNG togetherI love you with every fiber of my BEANI would let my HEART be yoursEYE love you so muchHelp us celebr...
02/14/2023

We be-LUNG together
I love you with every fiber of my BEAN
I would let my HEART be yours
EYE love you so much

Help us celebrate National Donor Day! Share our Valentine's Day cards and learn more at https://www.connectlife.org/heart-to-heart ❀️

Happy  ❀ Share the love and share your wishes to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor with your Valentine.
02/14/2023

Happy ❀

Share the love and share your wishes to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor with your Valentine.

We πŸ’™ ConnectLife blood donors!!
02/13/2023

We πŸ’™ ConnectLife blood donors!!

The national transplant waiting list has more than 100,000 people waiting for a second chance at life, which is almost m...
02/12/2023

The national transplant waiting list has more than 100,000 people waiting for a second chance at life, which is almost more than double the seats at State Farm Stadium.

Register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at ConnectLife.org/Register.

β€œI was on the list." For 20 years, Karyn had systemic lupus, resulting in end-stage renal disease. After four years of w...
02/10/2023

β€œI was on the list." For 20 years, Karyn had systemic lupus, resulting in end-stage renal disease. After four years of waiting, she received a kidney in March of 2022.

Karyn understands that being on the waiting list is hard, and to those still waiting, she says, "Think positively. Talk to people when you're feeling down. Just don't give up."

She wants everybody who needs a kidney to get one. She is positive the reason why she received a kidney is to get the word out about organ donation.

"The phlebotomists told me that all blood donated through ConnectLife stays here in Western New York and goes to help pa...
02/09/2023

"The phlebotomists told me that all blood donated through ConnectLife stays here in Western New York and goes to help patients at our local hospitals, including Oishei Children's Hospital. It changed my whole outlook on donation. Also, because I have O negative blood, it is always needed," says Patti F.

Read Patti's story here: https://www.connectlife.org/post/blood-donor-highlight-patti-fee

TRUE or FALSE: If you agree to donate your organs, the hospital staff won't work as hard to save your life in the event ...
02/07/2023

TRUE or FALSE: If you agree to donate your organs, the hospital staff won't work as hard to save your life in the event of an emergency.

To celebrate  on February 14, we have created some cute Valentine's inspired cards! Start the conversation about wanting...
02/03/2023

To celebrate on February 14, we have created some cute Valentine's inspired cards! Start the conversation about wanting to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor with your Valentine and your loved ones!

Download and share from https://www.connectlife.org/heart-to-heart

Use the hashtag and tag

"It was May 2021, and my body began to feel different. I couldn't walk from my bedroom to my kitchen without feeling lik...
02/02/2023

"It was May 2021, and my body began to feel different. I couldn't walk from my bedroom to my kitchen without feeling like I had just run a marathon,” says Angela - heart transplant recipient.

When Angela went to the doctor, it took them two weeks to find out about her failing heart. Doctors told her that her heart was operating at less than 20%. Only a few months later, she was declining and her heart was operating at 14%. She was too sick to go home from the hospital and was told she needed a heart transplant.

Angela was on the national transplant waiting list for four days before she got the call. They told her that they found her a heart!

Give blood. πŸ’ͺ Get tickets! 🧑 Donate blood or platelets February 1-28 for Buffalo Bandits home game tickets.
02/01/2023
ConnectLife - Donor Portal

Give blood. πŸ’ͺ Get tickets! 🧑 Donate blood or platelets February 1-28 for Buffalo Bandits home game tickets.

Welcome to the online portal. If you are a blood donor, select the Donor Login option above. If you are a blood drive coordinator, select the Coordinator Login option above. If you have any questions, please contact the blood center.

TRUE or FALSE: One whole blood donor can save up to 3 lives.
01/31/2023

TRUE or FALSE: One whole blood donor can save up to 3 lives.

ConnectLife blood donors are local heroes (and so are our staff!) β€βœŒοΈπŸ“Έ Cambria Fire Company
01/30/2023

ConnectLife blood donors are local heroes (and so are our staff!) ❀✌️

πŸ“Έ Cambria Fire Company

As  comes to a close, we want you to never forget - no matter where you live in Western New York you can give with Conne...
01/29/2023

As comes to a close, we want you to never forget - no matter where you live in Western New York you can give with ConnectLife. 🩸πŸ’ͺ

Visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org to find a blood drive near you.

 About 100,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease and people with sickle cell disease may need as many as 100 u...
01/28/2023

About 100,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease and people with sickle cell disease may need as many as 100 units of blood each year.

Your blood donations could help alleviate the symptoms of someone living with sickle cell disease, or even help save their life.

Local patients at local hospitals rely on blood donors like YOU every day. Which means, we need a constant flow of blood...
01/26/2023

Local patients at local hospitals rely on blood donors like YOU every day. Which means, we need a constant flow of blood donors to meet the need. Will you answer the call?

Meet, Zoey! (She found out being O positive blood type makes her a great candidate to donate platelets)This is her story...
01/25/2023

Meet, Zoey! (She found out being O positive blood type makes her a great candidate to donate platelets)

This is her story:

TRUE or FALSE: When there is a requirement, blood can be manufactured.
01/24/2023

TRUE or FALSE: When there is a requirement, blood can be manufactured.

"After Stephanie sadly passed, it was determined by her husband and our family that we should donate her organs. Her hea...
01/23/2023
Honor Your Hero, Stephanie Moore Verratti

"After Stephanie sadly passed, it was determined by her husband and our family that we should donate her organs. Her heart went to someone in New York City, and many other organs and tissues were used." says Stephanie's father, Ken.

Read Stephanie's story here as our Hero of the Month: https://www.connectlife.org/post/honor-your-hero-stephanie-moore-verratti

Stephanie is our January Hero of the Month. Her dad, Ken, shares his daughter's story.

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4444 Bryant & Stratton Way
Buffalo, NY
14221

General information

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Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(716) 529-4300

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Location:
4444 Bryant and Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone:
Blood Donation - (716) 529-4270
General Information - 1-800-227-4771 or (716) 529-4300

Email:
Blood Donation: [email protected]
General Information on organ, eye & tissue donations:
[email protected]

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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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We are only a few days away from our ConnectLife Blood Drive! The mobile donation bus will be in our parking lot until 5 pm, and appointments are still available! Follow the link to reserve your spot TODAY! https://bit.ly/3opVieT
ConnectLife is in need of platelet donors! Can you help save a life? Call 529-4270 or visit connectlifegiveblood.org to schedule an appointment. All donors during March receive a Fowler's chocolate bar and a special offer from Fattey Beer Company!
We are only 1 week away from our ConnectLife Blood Drive! The mobile donation bus will be in our parking lot until 5 pm, and appointments are still available! Follow the link to reserve your spot TODAY! https://bit.ly/3opVieT
Don't miss out! ConnectLife will be joining us tomorrow from 9am-2pm for a blood drive right here at The Elmwood Commons! Appointment times are still available but filling fast! Visit Connect Life's website to secure a spot for tomorrow! Blood donations are able to save up to 3 people!
A great big THANK YOU to the 23 community members who stopped in and donated blood and/or platelets during our ConnectLife blood drive on March 7. And congratulations to donor Paula M. of West Seneca, the random drawing winner of a gift package courtesy of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce!
Save the Date for Friday March 31st‼️
Cuba Memorial Hospital is having a blood drive from 11:30 - 3:30πŸ’‰πŸ₯
Use the QR code below to make your appointment with ConnectLife and receive a FREE chocolate bar & beer🍫🍺 as a Thank you for your donation to this great cause
ConnectLife will be back on Tuesday, March 7th for another blood drive. Details below!
At Five Star Bank, we’re always looking for ways to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. That’s why we were happy to partner with ConnectLife to donate blood and help save lives. Thank you to each of our Five Star Bank donors and the ConnectLife volunteers who made this possible.

To learn more about ConnectLife and to support their cause, we urge you to visit their website: https://bit.ly/3kr8TWK.
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πŸŽƒ Rockin' Halloween Hauntfest

☠️ Hair Nation live in concert!

🎸 Special Guest: Envy's Mixtape

πŸ§›πŸ»$1,000 Costume Contest

πŸ“† Saturday, October 28th

πŸ‘» Partnering w/ ConnectLife & EverHaunt

🎟️ Tickets On Sale Now: https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/the-backlot-entertainment-venue-akron-ny/521595
ConnectLife blood drive this Saturday at EAFD!!!
We finally ”Connect”ed with Linda Welch, the winner of the Oh Goodie Bags and Gift Baskets basket for donating blood at the ConnectLife blood drive on Monday! Thank you to all who donated.

Congratulations Linda ☘️ so nice to meet you and your really adorable dog 🐢
We finally ”Connect”ed with Linda Welch, the winner of the Oh Goodie Bags and Gift Baskets basket for donating blood at the ConnectLife blood drive on Monday! Thank you to all who donated.

Congratulations Linda ☘️ so nice to meet you and your really adorable dog 🐢
Donate blood and get tickets, presented by ConnectLife!

Sign up today: bit.ly/3HrqTaK
It's National Donor Day and we would like to highlight our wonderful friends at ConnectLife! Did you know from 1 blood donation you could save up to 3 lives here in Western New York? Did you also know that organ donors can save up to 8 lives? It is never too late to sign up to be an organ donor or to donate blood!
Looking for an upcoming blood drive? No Problem! Connect Life has numerous locations across WNY including us here at The Elmwood Commons! Make sure to check out Connect Life's Website to see all the information available for any upcoming drives and we look forward to seeing you in March!
Who is the winner of the Oh Goodie Bags and Gift Baskets from the ConnectLife drawing? πŸ‘€
Congratulations to Linda Welch!
Thanks to Jamie Bigaj and ConnectLife for having regular blood drives at the Hamburg Moose Lodge.
Today is special because not only do you get 2 FREE Buffalo Bandits tickets, but Village Engaged worked with Oh Goodie Bags and Gift Baskets to get this very sweet gift basket for one lucky donor today! Walk-Ins are welcome and encouraged!
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