US Customs and Border Protection
The first blood drive that US Customs and Border Protection had with Unyts took place on 7/30/13 and was planned through and promoted by Officer Kevin Parks. Officer Parks has acted as chairperson for these blood drives from the beginning and since then, 381 units of blood has been collected from the Peace Bridge and Lewiston Bridge. Those collections have helped to save the lives of 1143 local patients!
In addition, because of Kevin’s help, we have been able to hold 3 blood drives at the Airborne Pkwy location in Cheektowaga, collecting 42 units of blood. We also had our first blood drive at the Grand Island location, collecting 7 units of blood and a fantastic first time blood drive at the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement located at 130 Delaware Ave in Buffalo, collecting 21 units of blood.
Those 3 locations have collected a total of 70 units of blood and impacted an additional 210 patients!
We are very grateful for the support we receive from US Customs and Border protection and are excited to continue growing our relationship within this law enforcement organization!