Fans are encouraged to give blood at KeyBank Center to benefit the Western New York community
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will join Unyts to host the One Buffalo community blood drive in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Unyts is giving custom One Buffalo scarves to each donor. Bills and Sabres alumni, Billy Buffalo and Sabretooth will also be making appearances throughout the event. Parking is complimentary in the HarborCenter ramp.
"Unyts is the primary supplier of blood products for over 60 percent of the WNY community, and it is our responsibility to ensure that there is locally donated product to help save local lives every day," said Mark J. Simon, president and CEO of Unyts. "We are honored to call One Buffalo a partner in furthering the 'Gift of Life,' and we look forward to working with them on Nov. 29."
To make an appointment, call 716-512-7940 or visit www.unyts.org/TeamUnyts. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors should bring their photo ID and must be 17 years of age or older. Those 16 years of age may donate blood with parental consent.
Unyts is among the leading organ procurement organizations in the U.S., and is one of only eight centers nationwide to house organ, eye, tissue and eye procurement in one location. With the addition of the Community Blood Service in 2007, Unyts became the only organization of its kind nationwide. It works to assist donor families, coordinate the donation process and increase knowledge and awareness regarding organ, eye, tissue and blood donation across WNY.