Ranzenhofer sponsors Unyts blood drive


    Encourages enrollment in NYS Donate Life registry

    Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will celebrate National Donate Life month in April by sponsoring a Unyts blood drive at the Neighborhood Blood Donation Center at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    “As the only community blood bank in Western New York, Unyts ensures your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in our community.  Your donation can save up to three Western New York lives.  I encourage residents to help save lives by participating in my Unyts blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall,” said Ranzenhofer.

    "We are so thankful to be able to call Senator Ranzenhofer a partner in blood donation," said Mark Simon, Unyts President & CEO. "This is an important commitment that he has made not only to our local hospitals, but to the WNY community as a whole."

    To schedule an appointment to donate blood, residents can contact Unyts at (716) 512-7940. 

    Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health.  Donors should bring valid photo identification, wear comfortable clothing and drink more fluids than normal on the day of the drive.

    Senator Ranzenhofer is also encouraging residents to register for the Donate Life registry.  Enrollment forms for the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Registry are available at Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office.

    Headquartered in downtown Buffalo and established in 1981, Unyts operates as a not-for-profit organization, serving the eight counties of Western New York and is part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. It strives to assist donor families, coordinate the donation process and increase knowledge and awareness within the community regarding organ, eye, tissue and blood donation.