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

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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. Learn more

People Need People | Versiti Blood Center of Ohio

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.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan Blood Battle

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The school with the most donations wins, so donate blood at an upcoming drive to beat #TTUN.

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Leaders for Life Program

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

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Welcome to The Beacon Club

Everyone is welcome in The Beacon Club, and everyone is needed! The Beacon Club celebrates the important contributions and milestones of our selfless donors and hosts.

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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:

9/2/2021

Double Red Cell Donation

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

7/8/2021

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Versiti Support for The Ohio State University

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).

Contact Us

Ann Lietz

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

Heidi Seitz

Regional Manager of Donor Recruitment
Email: HSeitz@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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Congratulations to our Ohio March Sweepstakes Winners

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  • Rose Hallarn

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