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Unyts to host Bandits-themed blood drives April 15-22

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Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:00 pm

Donations accepted at Unyts locations across WNY will be rewarded with Bandits tickets

Unyts will host an ongoing Buffalo Bandits-themed blood drive from April 15-22 at all of its locations across Western New York. Over this time, all presenting donors who donate will be rewarded with a pair of tickets to an upcoming Bandits game, courtesy of Unyts.

"Unyts is the primary supplier of blood products for over 60 percent of WNY, and it is our responsibility to ensure that there is locally donated product to help local patients every day," said Mark J. Simon, president and CEO of Unyts. "We are honored to call the Buffalo Bandits a partner in saving lives across our community."

Donations will be accepted during the listed hours of operation for Unyts Neighborhood Donation Centers.

Eastern Hills Mall

4545 Transit Road, Williamsville

Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. - noon

Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Southgate Plaza

948 Union Road, West Seneca

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. - noon

First and Third Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tonawanda

96 Niagara St.

Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Second and Fourth Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Buffalo

110 Broadway

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To make an appointment, call 716-512-7940 or visit www.unyts.org, click "DONATE BLOOD" and use sponsor code: 000170. 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.

About Unyts

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 Western New York.

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