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4,000 Blood Drives Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we have an immediate need for blood donors to ensure a safe supply.

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COVID-19 Information

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Versiti is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat others diagnosed with the virus. Learn if you qualify and how to schedule your donation.

Find out about convalescent plasma donation.

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Summer of Love Versiti Tour!

Summer of Love Versiti Tour

Help us feature YOUR ORGANIZATION this summer.

Versiti Blood Centers is excited to announce our 2020 Summer of Love Tour starting in June! Read all about it and enroll now.

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Pint for a Pint Program

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Schedule your next blood donation appointment during the month of August to get a free, limited-edition Summer of Love pint glass and a free Frostop soda coupon, as a thank you for donating.

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Ann Lietz

Regional VP Transfusion Medicine Business Development
Phone: 815-412-0492 Email: ALietz@versiti.org

Anita Shepard

Donor Recruitment Regional Manager
Phone: 231-675-7776 Email: AShepard@Versiti.org

Blood Donation Questions

Ohio Donor Center

Phone: 1-800-485-6594 Email: donate.oh@versiti.org

Blood Donation Questions FAQ

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Based in Columbus, Versiti Blood Center of Ohio provides blood, blood products and specialty laboratory services to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a leading hospital system with a nationally recognized hematology division, the Midwest’s largest cancer hospital and the only academic medical center in the region. The health system uses more than 60,000 life-saving units of blood products annually.

Research and cutting-edge treatments happening in Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute – require blood products such as white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Cell-based immunotherapy, stem cell transplants and bone marrow transplants are just a few of many treatments that utilize blood products. Ohio State also performs complex procedures such as transplant, heart and trauma surgeries, and offers specialized treatment for sickle cell and other benign blood disorders. It’s one of two adult Level 1 trauma centers in the region, and the only adult transplant center.

“Unlike typical community hospitals, often we see patients who have rare blood characteristics that are difficult to match. We need a blood provider with precision medicine expertise to efficiently and effectively help us care for our patients,” said Dr. Scott Scrape, a pathologist and director of Transfusion Medicine at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2018-19

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been rated one of America’s "Best Hospitals" for 26 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report).  It cares for more than 1.8 million patients each year, and is home to more “Top Doctors” than any other central Ohio hospital (Castle Connolly).


People need people

There is no substitute for blood, organs, tissue, or bone marrow. They are precious. They are perishable. And the need for them is vital.

Any one of us might need a transfusion, at any time. We rely on one another to meet that need. But on the other side of that common vulnerability, there is uncommon strength. As a partnership of blood centers, we're far stronger together than we are alone.

Versiti leadership

Versiti Blood Center of Ohio joins four other blood centers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, as well as the Blood Research Institute, which offers biomedical research innovation to improve blood health. Versiti is the fifth largest blood provider in the country and serves more than 200 hospitals.


HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

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High School Leaders for Life Program

The Leaders for Life Program recognizes student leaders with cords for graduation and scholarship opportunities.

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University Leaders for Life Program

Campus Leaders for Life supports college and university students who promote local blood drives.

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The Beacon Club

As a blood donor, you know how critical your generous gifts are, and we can’t thank you enough. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our newest annual recognition program: The Beacon Club.

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Be a hero to patients in your community by hosting a blood drive.

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Stronger Together

Versiti unifies us and our focus on unlocking the healing potential of blood

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Can You Donate?

Whole Blood Donation

You can donate today if your last donation was on or before:

6/12/2020

Double Red Cell Donation

You can donate today if your last donation was on or before:

4/17/2020

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All activities conducted by Versiti Blood Center of Ohio are performed under the FDA license held by Versiti Indiana, Inc.

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