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FC Buffalo is happy to announce that we’ve accepted Unyts and One Buffalo’s “Challenge For Life.”

Earlier this month, Pegula Sports and Entertainment joined Unyts — WNY’s only Organ, Eye, Tissue and Community Blood Center — in issuing a call to local businesses to host blood drives. FCB was happy to answer that call.

From UNYTS.org:

The One Buffalo Challenge for Life is the first initiative of the Unyts Workplace for Life program, which will work year-round to encourage the growth of donation drives with the help of area businesses.

Supporters can schedule an appointment to give blood at FCB’s June 30 match against the Erie Commodores at Robert Rich Sr. All-High Stadium. It’s a 7 p.m. kickoff, and Unyts will have their Donate Life Express on hand to facilitate donations.

Anyone with questions should call Unyts at 716.512.7940.

BUFFALO, NY – FC Buffalo will be partnering up with Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue for a community blood center, on Friday, June 30th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The blood drive wil take place before FC Buffalo’s match against the Erie Commodores at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium.  The community is encouraged to stop out and donate blood that will go to help the many patients in need at our WNY hospitals.

Since beginning collections in June 2007, Unyts has already become the primary supplier of blood products for Kaleida Health, ECMC, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Wyoming County.  Our local hospitals need to maintain an adequate supply of blood for emergency situations and it is up to Unyts’ Community Blood Service and the generosity of our donors to help provide safe levels of blood inventory.

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.  To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call Unyts at (716) 512-7940.  Walk-ins are always welcome!

Headquartered in downtown Buffalo and established in 1981, Unyts is among the leading procurement organizations in the United States, 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 Service, Unyts has become the first organization of its kind nationwide. Unyts operates as a non-profit 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.

FCB is back in action on Friday at home against the Rochester Lancers. It’s a 7 p.m. kickoff, and tickets are available here.