Virtual Community Chats
Talk to us! This webinar series connects community leaders, Versiti team members and other community partners in conversation about our lifesaving mission.
You are invited to pull up a seat at the table and ask us anything in our series of virtual community chats: Community Conversations, Ask Me Anything and A Seat at the Table. These educational and entertaining online conversations about blood donation and other healthcare topics are held regularly throughout the year.
The fun, impactful and informative webinars are free and open to the public. Everyone in Versiti’s five-state footprint (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin) is welcome to attend: blood, platelet and plasma donors/recipients; marrow donor and recipients; organ, eye and tissue donors/family members; Versiti team members; blood drive hosts; volunteers; community and faith leaders; educators; friends, family and neighbors – everyone!
Make a commitment to learning more and making an impact in your community. View the current schedule of upcoming virtual community chats below and click to reserve your spot.
Don’t suffer from FOMO! Listen to recordings of previous virtual community chats below. Click an individual recording or the entire playlist.
Community Conversation Series
Join the chat! This series of free online chats will empower you to openly discuss topics that affect underserved people and their communities and raise awareness about how important diverse donations are to saving lives.
Ask Me Anything Series
Versiti experts, community leaders and sickle cell patients have joined together to answer questions about the need for ethnically diverse blood donors, what the uncommon “Ro” blood type is and how it impacts patients with sickle cell disease, and how you can help save lives in your community.
A Seat at the Table Series
You’re invited to have “A Seat at the Table” to listen to community viewpoints and learn more about healthcare disparities faced by African Americans. Previous community-focused panel discussions highlighted a series of relevant, thought-provoking films: “Spilled Milk,” “A Question of Faith” and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The three films brought awareness to sickle cell disease, organ donation and other healthcare topics.