ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Unyts to host a week-long community blood drive starting Monday.
Unyts says all Monday appointments at the Ralph Wilson Stadium have been filled, but openings are still available through Friday at Unyts’ Neighborhood Blood Donation Centers. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Appointments can be made through Unyts’ website here.
The Monday drive lasts from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium’s Paul Maguire Club in Orchard Park. Parking is free in Lot A. Donors must be at least 17 years old to donate without parental consent. Any 16-year-olds wishing to donate must have parental consent.
Bills’ alumni will be present on Monday to sign autographs. The first 500 donors will receive an exclusive Bills holiday ornament signed by either Rex Ryan or a player. All donors will be entered to win tickets to either a game against the Dallas Cowboys on December 27 or the New York Jets on January 3. 100 winners will be determined.
Unyts is western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center and supplies “over 60 percent of the blood for” hospitals in western New York, like ECMC and Kaleida Health.