Versiti encourages our donors, blood drive hosts and volunteers to get involved in our mission. Together, we can save more lives in all of the amazing communities we serve.
How does diversity strengthen a community? From our perspective, it literally saves lives! Oftentimes, patients experience the best outcomes when they receive lifesaving donations from individuals of similar ethnic backgrounds. Increasing these numbers will help us provide a better quality of life for patients of all races and ethnicities and may be the difference between life and death for a patient in need.
We are humbled by the support we receive every day from blood donors, organizations and volunteers. But more help is needed to accelerate the pace of change, especially in ethnically diverse communities, which typically see fewer numbers of blood, organ and tissue, and bone marrow and stem cell donors. As a member of this community, you are in a unique position to be a voice for change and to be a strong community advocate for these vital, lifesaving donations.