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Buffalo Sabres, ConnectLife team up to encourage blood donations

The Buffalo Sabres are teaming up with ConnectLife to call upon Western New Yorkers to donate blood during the month of April.

All donors throughout the month will receive a Sabres-ConnectLife royal blue long sleeve shirt. There is a critical need for blood donations in our community and one blood donor can save up to three lives at Western New York hospitals.

“As our community life begins to return to normal, it’s important to remember that the need for lifesaving blood donations never goes away,” said Dan Misko, Pegula Sports and Entertainment’s senior vice president of business development. “Our partners at ConnectLife remain committed to having blood available for all in need, and we’re proud to do our part to encourage donations.”

Every blood donation made with ConnectLife stays in Western New York. As the Sabres and ConnectLife team up to help tackle our community’s critical need for blood donations (especially O- and O+), all donors in April will receive their long sleeve tee at the time of their blood donation.

All members of the community are encouraged to donate, whether or not they’ve received a COVID vaccination. Anyone who has received the vaccine remains eligible to donate immediately, with no wait-times required.

“As WNY’s only community blood bank, it is our responsibility to answer the call for blood at our local hospitals,” said Mark J. Simon, President & CEO of Unyts. “One year after the onset of COVID we continue to experience a destabilization of the blood supply in our region, and we are grateful for great partners like the Buffalo Sabres for helping us in this life-saving endeavor.”

To make an appointment, visit CONNECTLIFEGIVEBLOOD.ORG or call 716-529-4270.

About ConnectLife
ConnectLife helps people help others. As Western New York’s only community blood center and federally designated organ, eye, and tissue procurement agency, ConnectLife saves and enhances lives through the support and compassion of donors who graciously choose to give the gift of life.

About Pegula Sports & Entertainment
Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, LECOM Harborcenter and ADPRO Sports. 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 to achieve long term success through teamwork while constantly striving for excellence and placing fans first in all that we do to ensure our brands create memorable experiences.

For more information on the Buffalo Sabres fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Official Buffalo Sabres Website | NHL.com

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