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Legislator Morton to host 3rd annual Unyts Blood Drive


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is recruiting donors for his 3rd annual Unyts Blood Drive to help neighbors in need and support Unyts’ mission.


The Blood and Organ Donor Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in the Donate Life Express Bus, which will be parked at the Lancaster Public Library, located at 5466 Broadway, Lancaster. To schedule an appointment, please visit and click the “Donate Blood” icon and enter sponsor code, 000095, or call Unyts at 512-7940. Walk-ins are welcome, donors are reminded they need a photo ID to donate.


“I am pleased to once again partner with Untys to host a community blood drive in my district to ensure that our region has the supply it needs. Your selfless act is lifesaving so please make an appointment and we’ll see you on May 21,” said Legislator Morton.

The first 10 donors will receive a pair of Buffalo Bisons tickets. 

“Since our partnership started, Legislator Morton has supported Unyts in every way possible,” said Karen Sorrentino, Relationship Development Manager at Unyts. “Legislator Morton’s blood drives have saved more than 50 lives in Western New York, and eight new donors have been introduced to our blood donation process. Connections have been made with businesses to further the mission, supporting other blood drives and educating others on the organ donor registry. We are truly grateful for his dedication and support!”


Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. The Buffalo-based non-profit is committed to saving and enhancing lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life. Information about Unyts and donation opportunities is online at