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Buffalo Bills to host Unyts blood drive at New Era Field Oct. 2

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Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:40 pm
All presenting donors to receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, meet Bills & Sabres alumni
The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, inside the Dunn Tire Club at New Era Field. The event will give presenting donors an opportunity to spend part of their Tuesday in the stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. All donors will receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, and have a chance to meet Bills and Sabres alumni.
"As WNY's only community blood bank, Unyts concentrates on fulfilling the blood needs of a single region. Often as a result of this locally driven operation, donation rates rise among the area population and costs decrease on the part of area purchasers," said Mark Simon, president and CEO of Unyts. "Community blood banks are neighbors helping neighbors - and by giving blood with Unyts you are making sure your family, friends, neighbors and other members of the community have blood available when they need it."
The Unyts One Buffalo community blood drive at New Era Field runs from noon to 7 p.m. Donors are welcome to make an appointment by visiting www.unyts.org/teamunyts. Walk-ins are also welcome. Any interested donors who can't make it to New Era Field on Tuesday can donate at their nearest Unyts Neighborhood Donation Center between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 and still receive a pair of One Buffalo socks.
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, eye and tissue procurement in one location. With the addition of Community Blood Services in 2007, Unyts was 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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