The Buffalo Sabres have announced they will partner with UNYTS, Western New York's only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, to host a blood drive on Monday, March 18. The blood drive will take place at First Niagara Center from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Beverages and snacks will be provided to all donors and Perry's Ice Cream will supply free half-pints of ice cream throughout the day. Additionally, the first 200 people through the doors to give blood will receive a UNYTS/New Era Cap Co. hat.
UNYTS is among the leading procurement organizations in the U.S., and is one of the only eight centers nationwide to house organ, tissue and eye procurement in one location. With the addition of Community Blood Service, UNYTS has become the first organization of its kind nationwide. UNYTS 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.