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One Buffalo community blood drive visits KeyBank Center Dec. 4

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Wed, Nov 29th 2017 07:00 am
Donors encouraged to give 'Gift of Life' this holiday season & receive One Buffalo gloves from Unyts
Unyts and Pegula Sports and Entertainment have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Lexus Club inside KeyBank Center. This event will provide members of the Western New York community with a chance to give the "Gift of Life" this holiday season. Participants will also be able to register as organ donors, and learn more about the value of transplantation.
"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 blood to help save local lives every day," said Mark J. Simon, president and CEO of Unyts. "We are honored to come together as One Buffalo in furthering the 'Gift of Life,' and we look forward to working with PSE on Dec. 4."
All presenting donors will receive a pair of Unyts One Buffalo gloves, and will have the opportunity to meet Bills and Sabres alumni throughout the day. Donors are welcome to make an appointment by visiting www.unyts.org/teamunyts. Walk-ins are also welcome. Complimentary parking is available in the HarborCenter ramp. Any interested donors who can't make it to KeyBank Center for the drive can donate at their nearest Unyts Neighborhood Donation Center between Dec. 4 and 9 and receive a pair of the One Buffalo gloves.
About Unyts
Headquartered in downtown Buffalo and established in 1981, 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 in 2007, Unyts became the first organization of its kind nationwide. Unyts operates as a nonprofit 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.
About Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Pegula Sports and Entertainment is a management company that streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties, including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, HarborCenter, Black River Entertainment, ADPRO Sports, PicSix Creative agency and numerous hospitality properties. PSE aims to be a leader in the sports and entertainment industry by bringing together the individual resources, capabilities and talents of each of its entities to create a cohesive and sustainable brand that, together, represents the Pegula family's interest. PSE's mission is exemplified by its One Buffalo initiative, which unites Western New York and serves as a representation of teamwork through a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.

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