The 8th annual Andrew D. Gramza Memorial Blood Drive and Basket Raffle will be held on Saturday, June 9th at the Alden High School from 8 am-3 pm. Proceeds to benefit Unyts (Upstate New York Transplant Services).
Since the first blood drive and raffle 2,780 units of blood have been collected (which means donations have touched 8,340 lives of patients in local hospitals). Monetary donations total $130.457.55.
To schedule your appointment visit (walk-ins are welcome).
Basket winners are drawn at 3 pm or when the last blood donor has finished their donation. You do not need to donate blood to attend the raffle and need not be present to win.
Andrew Gramza died on November 3, 2010 at the age of 21, due to complications from a traumatic car accident. Prior to his passing Andrew donated blood to Unyts and was registered as an organ donor. When he died, his family was fortunate enough to have the honor of donating his heart valves. .
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Gold Sponsor-$500.00; Silver Sponsor-$250.00, or Friends of Andrew- $100.00.
Donations for the basket raffle may be dropped off or mailed to the Alden Advertiser at 13200 Broadway, Alden NY 14004. For more information or to schedule a donation pick-up contact Lori, Dale or Larissa Gramza.