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Unyts urging Western New Yorkers to donate blood due to shortage

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 14:08:31-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Unyts is asking Western New Yorkers to donate blood because of a shortage.

The organization says there is a blood shortage at local hospitals because of a decrease in donations this summer and recent trauma events. Blood is in high demand at hospitals across the region.

Unyts is the primary supplier of blood products to Kaleida Health, ECMC, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Eastern Niagara Health, Wyoming County Community Health System, Olean General Hospital, and Brooks-TLC Health System.

According to Unyts, the organization has already supplied 3000 units of blood, platelets and plasma to local hospitals-- a significant increase from last July. You can visit to find a blood drive location.