Ranzenhofer’s Unyts community blood drive a success!
Batavia, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer’s Unyts community blood drive at the Batavia Downs Casino on Saturday could help to save up to 66 lives. In total, 22 residents donated blood during the five-hour blood drive. Ranzenhofer sponsored the Unyts community blood drive as part of National Donate Life month.
PHOTO: Senator Ranzenhofer talks to City of Batavia resident Paula Suttell while she donates blood.
Headquartered in Buffalo and established in 1981, Unyts is among the leading procurement organizations in the United States, and is the only organization of its kind nationwide to offer opportunities for organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. Unyts operates as a not-for-profit serving the eight counties of Western New York and is part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Since beginning collections in June 2007, Unyts has already become the primary supplier of blood products for ECMC, the entire Kaleida Health System and six hospitals in Niagara and Wyoming Counties.
About the 61st Senate District
The 61st Senate District encompasses: the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead and the Villages of Akron and Williamsville in Erie County; all of Genesee County; and the Towns of Chili and Riga, the Village of Churchville and part of the City of Rochester in Monroe County.