Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch is sponsoring a Unyts blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road. The drive is titled the “United We Give Blood Drive.”
According to the Unyts 2018 community impact report, there were more than 24,000 donated blood and platelets. With that figure, roughly 89,000 lives were potentially saved through organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. In 2018, Unyts conducted 888 blood drives.
Gooch, who represents parts of North Tonawanda and Wheatfield, shared his thoughts on the upcoming drive.
“I’m proud to sponsor this great community event. We all expect blood to be available if a loved one needs it, and that’s only made possible by those who give blood. I encourage all to attend this event and donate – you could be saving a life,” he said.
Those interested in donating can schedule an appointment at unytsblooddonor.org and enter sponsor code 000516, or call 716-529-4270. Photo identification is required to donate.
All donors will receive a “United We Give” T-shirt.