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.

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Hey, WNY, blood donors are needed 11/11! 🩸Will you answer our call? Donate blood and be entered to win an exclusive Buff...
11/10/2020

Hey, WNY, blood donors are needed 11/11! 🩸

Will you answer our call? Donate blood and be entered to win an exclusive Buffalo Sabres fan package! 💙

Appointment link here: https://bit.ly/3phAiYv

Superheroes are all around us. Alex is one of them! Our local hospitals are in urgent need of blood right now. Be a supe...
11/09/2020

Superheroes are all around us. Alex is one of them!

Our local hospitals are in urgent need of blood right now. Be a superhero; be like Alex - sign up to donate! ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270

DID YOU KNOW? 👁 Everyone is a universal donor for corneal tissue — the donor’s blood type does not have to match the blo...
11/07/2020

DID YOU KNOW? 👁 Everyone is a universal donor for corneal tissue — the donor’s blood type does not have to match the blood type of the recipient. Age, eye color and eyesight are not factors either!

You have the power to give someone the gift of sight by registering as an eye, organ, and tissue donor today: ConnectLife.org/Register #eyedonationmonth

Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood at our local hospitals. Your donation will help save those lives.Make a lifesaving ...
11/07/2020

Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood at our local hospitals. Your donation will help save those lives.

Make a lifesaving blood donation appointment here: ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org

Who doesn't love free stuff?! Donate blood this November. We are in urgent need, plus, we have these exclusive Buffalo S...
11/06/2020

Who doesn't love free stuff?! Donate blood this November. We are in urgent need, plus, we have these exclusive Buffalo Sabres winter hats for all blood donors!

Find a ConnectLife blood drive near you on ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org OR call 716-529-4270 #donateblood #weconnectlife #buffalove #beahero

Donate blood ✔️Save 3 lives ✔️Get this awesome hat! ✔️Get yours when you make an appointment to donate blood ALL Novembe...
11/04/2020

Donate blood ✔️
Save 3 lives ✔️
Get this awesome hat! ✔️

Get yours when you make an appointment to donate blood ALL November at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org! Buffalo Sabres

ConnectLife is in need of local businesses to host blood drives. From the start of COVID to today, we have had 371 blood...
11/03/2020

ConnectLife is in need of local businesses to host blood drives. From the start of COVID to today, we have had 371 blood drives cancel with over 6,200 units of blood lost.

Thanks to wonderful people like Kevin Donovan of EverHaunt in Angola, some local businesses have stepped up to the plate. Kevin worked hard to spread the word and hosted their first blood drive with ConnectLife on Beggar's Night, and had nearly double the donors they originally planned on! Amazing! 💙👏

November is Eye Donation Month. All month long, we will be sharing about the importance of registering to be a donor, co...
11/02/2020

November is Eye Donation Month. All month long, we will be sharing about the importance of registering to be a donor, cornea donation and transplantation facts and myths, and what it means to be an eye bank! #eyedonationmonth #giftofsight

11/01/2020
Honoring the Gift of Life in 2020, 9-Month Recap

Because of the generosity of local organ, eye, tissue, and blood donors and the dedication of ConnectLife's staff, lives and stories are able to continue in our community and across the country.

Thank you to everyone who has made these gifts possible in 2020 so far. This is how #weconnectlife💙

Who needs your blood? Local kids like Drake do. Drake was only 12 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblast...
10/31/2020

Who needs your blood? Local kids like Drake do. Drake was only 12 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) in 2017. Drake and his family spent over 120 days in the hospital for procedures, chemo treatments, and more. He has had several blood and platelet transfusions during his stay at Oishei Children's Hospital and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

"Platelet donations are so critical for our little cancer patients with all the chemo they get it drops their levels and is so important to be able to get transfused," says Drake's mom.

Be a local hero to kids like Drake, make an appointment to donate blood or platelets at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org

Happy Halloween! 🎃👻 Enjoy the scares today, but remember, there's nothing scary about organ, eye, tissue, and birth tiss...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! 🎃👻 Enjoy the scares today, but remember, there's nothing scary about organ, eye, tissue, and birth tissue donation! Get the facts on ConnectLife.org #giftoflife #donatelife

10/30/2020
Episode 13: The Gift of Sight

Did you know that 1 cornea donor can give the gift of sight to 2 people? On episode 13 of Invisible Threads, our hosts talk to Dave Carlson, a two-time cornea recipient, and Mary Pfeiffer, Director of Eye and Tissue Services, about ConnectLife's work as an eye bank.

Here's a 30-second sneak peak. Listen to the full episode wherever you listen to podcasts OR on ConnectLife.org/Podcast. #eyedonation #podcast #weconnectlife #invisiblethreads

Here is our last Posti-TIP for #PositiveAttitudeMonth! Read our blog here for more tips: https://bit.ly/35D8t4a
10/30/2020

Here is our last Posti-TIP for #PositiveAttitudeMonth! Read our blog here for more tips: https://bit.ly/35D8t4a

WNY is in urgent need of type O blood, will you commit to a donation? Please, take a moment to stop what you're doing an...
10/29/2020

WNY is in urgent need of type O blood, will you commit to a donation? Please, take a moment to stop what you're doing and sign up to donate at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270. #donateblood #savelives #buffalove #weconnectlife

At only 23 years old, Hannah passed away suddenly this past July. She saved lives through donating her corneas, bones, h...
10/28/2020

At only 23 years old, Hannah passed away suddenly this past July. She saved lives through donating her corneas, bones, heart valves, and tissue to help others in need. She is the definition of a true hero.

We honor Hannah and her story as our October Hero of the Month. Read Hannah's story here: https://bit.ly/3jxSUQ0 #heroofthemonth #weconnectlife

ConnectLife HQ Blood Donation Center is open until 6pm today! 🩸Come say hi and donate blood. 💪🏼 Your donation will save ...
10/27/2020

ConnectLife HQ Blood Donation Center is open until 6pm today! 🩸Come say hi and donate blood. 💪🏼 Your donation will save up to 3 lives right here in WNY hospitals!

Who needs your blood? Local families, like the Schallers, do. Blood donations from ConnectLife donors helped save Rosann...
10/26/2020

Who needs your blood? Local families, like the Schallers, do.

Blood donations from ConnectLife donors helped save Rosanne's sons lives when they needed blood transfusions at birth. Learn more about the impact your donation can have here: https://bit.ly/35zXWXo

Score a Buffalo Sabres Winter Hat ❄️Donate blood with ConnectLife during the month of November and as a thank you, you'l...
10/26/2020

Score a Buffalo Sabres Winter Hat ❄️

Donate blood with ConnectLife during the month of November and as a thank you, you'll get an exclusive hat. Find a blood drive near you at ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270 and someone from our team will help you set up an appointment!

#BloodDonation Center at Ellicott Square Building📍If you live in or around Buffalo, NY - we have some exciting news for ...
10/25/2020

#BloodDonation Center at Ellicott Square Building📍

If you live in or around Buffalo, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLife will be hosting blood drives at 295 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203 twice a month. Hours are 10am - 3pm.

Make an appointment for October 27 or an upcoming blood drive here: https://bit.ly/3dHaGyU

10/24/2020
"The Time is Now. The Need is Real."

Thank you, Scott, for helping us get the word out. Blood donors are needed in #WNY - our local blood supply is critically low and YOU can help. All blood types needed. Visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org to find a #blooddrive near you or call 716-529-4270 and our team can assist you!

What is #TeamFleetwoods special connection to blood and organ donation? Read Scott's blog feature on our website: https://bit.ly/34mr0lL

#BloodDonation Center at Ken-Ton Elmwood Commons📍If you live in or around Buffalo, NY - we have exciting news for you. C...
10/24/2020

#BloodDonation Center at Ken-Ton Elmwood Commons📍

If you live in or around Buffalo, NY - we have exciting news for you. ConnectLife will be hosting blood drives at 3200 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14217 twice a month. Hours vary.

Make an appointment for November 3rd or an upcoming blood drive here: https://bit.ly/2H9iy0A

10/23/2020
"Come Donate Blood!"

Emily Fleetwood of #TeamFleetwood is a regular platelet donor. Platelets have a very short life span and can only be stored for five days after donation. That is why there is a constant need for donors.

Make an appointment to donate platelets, whole blood, or double red cells, ConnectLife has blood drives and locations all across Western New York 6 days a week - ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org OR call 716-529-4270

October is #PositiveAttitude Month. To celebrate, we are sharing a Posi-TIP every Friday morning. Here's Tip #3! Do you ...
10/23/2020

October is #PositiveAttitude Month. To celebrate, we are sharing a Posi-TIP every Friday morning. Here's Tip #3! Do you agree?

10/22/2020
#MedicalMinute with ECMC and ConnectLife

With our area's blood supply being critically low, we need your support Western New Yorkers. Make an appointment to donate blood today, tomorrow, or in the coming days. Your donation is needed right now by local patients at local hospitals like ECMC. Visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270. #weconnectlife #donateblood #savelives #medicalminute

#BloodDonation Center at Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce📍If you live in or around Lewiston, NY - we have some e...
10/22/2020

#BloodDonation Center at Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce📍

If you live in or around Lewiston, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLife will be hosting blood drives at 895 Center St., Lewiston, NY 14092 once a month. Hours are 10am - 3pm.

Make an appointment for tomorrow (October 23) or an upcoming blood drive here: https://bit.ly/3m9Up8V

The #1 reason people give blood is because they want to help others. Blood donors are true altruists! As a thank you to ...
10/21/2020

The #1 reason people give blood is because they want to help others. Blood donors are true altruists! As a thank you to donors, we offer awesome perks like gift cards, Bills gear, and more.

The act of donating blood is a true necessity, especially now because our local hospitals have a critical need. Be a hero - make an appointment to donate blood with ConnectLife here: ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org

#BloodDonation Center at Southern Tier Health Care System📍If you live in or around Olean, NY - we have some exciting new...
10/21/2020

#BloodDonation Center at Southern Tier Health Care System📍

If you live in or around Olean, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLife will be hosting blood drives at 150 North Union St in Olean bi-weekly on Wednesdays. Hours are 10am - 3pm.

Make an appointment for today (October 21) or an upcoming blood drive here: https://bit.ly/34fAqPR

NEW #BloodDonation Center Location📍If you live in or around Lockport, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLi...
10/20/2020

NEW #BloodDonation Center Location📍

If you live in or around Lockport, NY - we have some exciting news for you! ConnectLife will be hosting blood drives at 135 Main Street, Lockport, NY 14094 the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month starting October 22. Hours are 1pm-7pm.

Make an appointment for October 22nd or an upcoming blood drive here: https://bit.ly/3kblXtT

We need all eligible and healthy Western New Yorkers to make an appointment to donate blood. Visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood....
10/19/2020

We need all eligible and healthy Western New Yorkers to make an appointment to donate blood. Visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716-529-4270 today.

Last Friday, we had a certificate presentation to Villa Maria College. They were not only the last college to host a blo...
10/17/2020

Last Friday, we had a certificate presentation to Villa Maria College. They were not only the last college to host a blood drive with us before the pandemic shutdown, but they were incredibly accommodating with some last minute changes to ensure we were able to collect much needed units of blood. THANK YOU Villa Maria!!

Pictured from left to right: Amanda Farrell, Director of Recruitment at ConnectLife, Melanie Brem, Partner Relations Associate at ConnectLife, DJ Schier, Blood Drive Sponsor and Director of Student Affairs, President Matthew Giordano of Villa Maria College, and VP of Academic Affairs Ryan Hartnett of Villa Maria College.

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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

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(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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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....