BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics and Upstate New York Transplant Services have partnered to conduct a blood drive at Alumni Arena on Tuesday, February 8. The event kicks off at 12:30 pm and will run through the start of the men's basketball game against Central Michigan at 7:30 pm.
Blood donors will receive a certificate redeemable for two tickets to Tuesday's basketball doubleheader or any future UB basketball game. In addition, donors will be entered into a raffle to win UB gear and restaurant certificates. UB men's basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon as well as football coach Jeff Quinn will make appearances.
Complimentary pizza will be served at lunch and dinner.
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The UB women's basketball team will host Western Michigan at 4:30 pm followed by the men's team battling Central Michigan at 7:30 pm.
Headquartered in downtown Buffalo and established in 1981, Upstate New York Transplant Services is among the leading procurement organizations in the United States, and is one of the only eight centers nationwide to house organ, tissue and eye procurement in one location. With the addition of Community Blood Service, Upstate New York Transplant Services has become the first organization of its kind nationwide. Upstate New York Transplant Services 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.