Summer Blood Donors Help to Ensure Local Supply
Blood donations generally decrease in the summer and around holidays, while the need for blood transfusions can increase. As the 4th of July approaches, ConnectLife is reminding Western New Yorkers that their summertime donations help to ensure that local hospitals and patients have a safe and adequate supply of blood.
With schools and colleges in recess and many people out enjoying warm weather, the summer has historically been a time when fewer people donate blood. Unfortunately, summer also brings a spike in accidents, meaning there is an increased need. Recognizing this challenge, ConnectLife is partnering with Perry’s Ice Cream this July, National Ice Cream Month, to spread the word and encourage the community to give blood.
Presenting donors at every ConnectLife blood drive from July 1-31 will receive a voucher for a pint of Perry’s Ice Cream, redeemable at participating local grocery and convenience stores. Four lucky donors throughout the month will also receive an exclusive Perry’s prize pack. While ConnectLife will not be open on the 4th, donors at blood drives on July 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be entered to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards raffled off each day.
“We’re proud to partner with ConnectLife for a third consecutive year to support the critical need for blood donations in our community.” said Gayle Perry Denning, Chief Marketing Officer at Perry’s.
“What better way to thank donors for their life saving pint than with a pint of extra indulgent Perry’s Ice Cream. Since this year’s drive coincides with National Ice Cream month, we are expecting to set a record for donations. Join our team in donating a pint at any ConnectLife Blood Drive in July to receive your free pint of extra indulgent Perry’s Ice Cream. Together we can make a difference in our neighbors’ lives,” added Perry Denning.
For every pint of blood collected through the Give a Pint Get a Pint promotion up to three lives can be saved in Western New York. ConnectLife is the primary supplier of blood products to Kaleida Health, ECMC, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Wyoming County Community Health System, Olean General Hospital, Brooks Memorial Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center.
As WNY’s only community blood bank it is our responsibility to answer the call for blood products to ANY hospital in need, but we need help from blood donors to do that. Please visit www.ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716.529.4270 for drive locations and to make an appointment.
ConnectLife helps people help others. As a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization and community blood bank, we save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations. Visit us online at www.ConnectLife.org or Facebook @weconnectlife.
Perry’s Ice Cream
Perry’s Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice. Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry’s is a fourth generation, family owned and led business that supplies brands that people around the world love and enjoy. Deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversify its business model, including: the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry’s branded ice cream, a Distribution system that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a global Contract Manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries. With over 400 employees, Perry’s uses fresh, local, high-quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste which consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years. Perry’s is the 27th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Visit us online at www.perrysicecream.com.