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Stand Out from the Inside

Versiti’s thought-provoking new podcast will educate and engage our community of diverse blood donors to stand out as local Beacons of Hope.


How does donating blood make a difference in our community? Why is it important for people of all ethnicities to donate blood? And, did you know that blood that closely matches that of a patient can mean fewer complications after a transfusion?

Episode 1: What is Sickle Cell Disease?

What is sickle cell disease? In this episode of “Stand Out from the Inside,” presented by Versiti™, author James Griffin of, “Breaking Silence, Living with Sickle Cell Anemia” shares his story about his battle with sickle cell, and some of the blood donation fears in the black and brown community.

Guest(s): James Griffin is not only kind of a partner with us, but he is actually a Sickle Cell advocate and warrior. He has the sickle cell warrior disease, but he has been with us for so long, spreading his story, sharing it, and he's here to tell that story to you all.

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

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Episode 2: What is Donor Sabbath?

In this episode of “Stand Out from the Inside,” presented by versiti™, Natalie Donnally shares her passion for Donor Sabbath, connecting people through blood drives, and being inspired by donor heroes.

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #donorsabbath #blooddrive

Guest(s): Natalie Donnally - versiti™ Drive Host in Columbus, OH

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

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Episode 3: How a Little Flavor Brings Cultures Together

This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features author and speaker Liz Nead, who wrote a brand new book called, “Curry Up.” This episode talks about how curry spices add a little extra flavor. And how like spiced food, the United States is a blend of cultures that are better when you put them together. Liz Nead is an exuberant mother of 7 children in her blended family. She created and hosted an award-winning television show called Life Dare, which won an Iowa Motion Picture Association Award and was nominated for regional Emmy. Liz is the author of several best-selling books, the “1st edition of 20 Beautiful Women” and “The 180 Life”. Her work has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed.

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #foodie #foodculture #spicesofindia #curry

Guest(s): Liz Nead – Best-selling Author

Social Media Handles: 
Instagram @lizzynead
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/liznead

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

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Episode 4: How Trust Affects Your Health

This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Part II with author and speaker Liz Nead, who wrote a brand new book called, “Curry Up.” This episode talks about how curry spices add a little extra flavor. And how like spiced food, the United States is a blend of cultures that are better when you put them together. Liz Nead is an exuberant mother of 7 children in her blended family. She created and hosted an award-winning television show called Life Dare, which won an Iowa Motion Picture Association Award and was nominated for regional Emmy. Liz is the author of several best-selling books, the “1st edition of 20 Beautiful Women” and “The 180 Life”. Her work has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed.

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #foodie #foodculture #spicesofindia #curry

Guest(s): Liz Nead – Best-selling Author

Social Media Handles: 
Instagram @lizzynead
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/liznead

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

About - Podcast Show Series

STAND OUT FROM THE INSIDE presented by versiti™ is a podcast where—we recognize community with light, uniqueness, and identity. Edgar Daggett will talk with individuals to celebrate ethnicity and blood type — it is part of our survival. Because within our communities, we have attributes that we give and serve in our community. This is a fresh podcast that will give voice to diversity and inspiration. We will promote strength, trust, caring, inclusivity, and positivity. And will go deep on the lifesaving impact of blood donation. How do you Stand Out from the Inside? https://www.versiti.org/standout

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Episode 5: What is the circle of leadership?

This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features author and speaker Andrew Adeniyi, who wrote a brand new book called, “The Circle of Leadership: A Framework for Creating & Leveraging Culture.” This episode talks about how to create and leverage business culture, to serve purpose, people, and process. And we’ll get a bit into Andrew’s tips on public speaking, DEI, and his deeply personal story about carrying the sickle cell trait.

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #DEI #leadership #leadersvsmanagers #sicklecell #smallbusiness

Guest(s): Andrew Adeniyi

Social Media Handles: 
https://www.andrewadeniyi.com/
https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Adeniyi/e/B08F2TK3C6

Twitter @_AASolutions
Instagram @_AASolutions
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewadeniyi

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

About - Podcast Show Series

STAND OUT FROM THE INSIDE presented by versiti™ is a podcast where—we recognize community with light, uniqueness, and identity. Edgar Daggett will talk with individuals to celebrate ethnicity and blood type — it is part of our survival. Because within our communities, we have attributes that we give and serve in our community. This is a fresh podcast that will give voice to diversity and inspiration. We will promote strength, trust, caring, inclusivity, and positivity. And will go deep on the lifesaving impact of blood donation. How do you Stand Out from the Inside? https://www.versiti.org/standout

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Episode 6: College, Career, Military or Jail? Pick One.

This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features business owner Jamie Elder. This episode talks about Jamie's journey of breaking obstacles. Hear him talk about helping communities, finding mentors, and becoming a business owner.

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #racialbias #blooddonations #racialdisparities #racialequality #racialunity #racialdisparity #blackexcellance #blackowned #systematicchange #leadership #entrepreneurship #economicdevelopment

Guest(s): Jamie D. Elder

Social Media Handles: Instagram @shirleys.boy LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmeelder/ Email jme.elder@gmail.com Business Ownership: https://surfacepros.co/

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

About - Podcast Show Series

STAND OUT FROM THE INSIDE presented by versiti™ is a podcast where—we recognize community with light, uniqueness, and identity. Edgar Daggett will talk with individuals to celebrate ethnicity and blood type — it is part of our survival. Because within our communities, we have attributes that we give and serve in our community. This is a fresh podcast that will give voice to diversity and inspiration. We will promote strength, trust, caring, inclusivity, and positivity. And will go deep on the lifesaving impact of blood donation. How do you Stand Out from the Inside? https://www.versiti.org/standout

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Episode 7: How to Stand Out and Overcome Fear

This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” is part 2 that features business owner Jamie Elder. The episode dives deep into so many topics like overcoming barriers, entrepreneurship, systematic inequalities, community evolution, the importance of social networks, values, and health system perceptions

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #racialbias #blooddonations #racialdisparities #racialequality #racialunity #racialdisparity #blackexcellance #blackowned #systematicchange #leadership #entrepreneurship #economicdevelopment #healthcareinequalities #healthdisparities #healthequity #healthinequality #healthcareequality

Guest(s): Jamie D. Elder

Social Media Handles: Instagram @shirleys.boy LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmeelder/ Email jme.elder@gmail.com Business Ownership: https://surfacepros.co/

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

About - Podcast Show Series

STAND OUT FROM THE INSIDE presented by versiti™ is a podcast where—we recognize community with light, uniqueness, and identity. Edgar Daggett will talk with individuals to celebrate ethnicity and blood type — it is part of our survival. Because within our communities, we have attributes that we give and serve in our community. This is a fresh podcast that will give voice to diversity and inspiration. We will promote strength, trust, caring, inclusivity, and positivity. And will go deep on the lifesaving impact of blood donation. How do you Stand Out from the Inside? https://www.versiti.org/standout

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Episode 8: Live and Learn. You Got to Let it Burn.

This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Green Bay Packers Champion Jarrett Bush. The episode addresses emotional defeat, self-belief, helping others, giving hope, and doing something bigger than yourself. 

Podcast Specific Hashtags: #inclusion #wellbeing #selflove #blooddonations #blackexellance #bloodmatters #blooddonation #donateblood #savelife

Guest(s): Jarrett Bush

Social Media Handles:

https://www.jarrettbushmotivates.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jarrett.bush.779
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarrett-bush-the-motivator-32569b10a/
Twitter: ​​https://twitter.com/BushMotivator<
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnd92uYut5xoJC0CzAInsA

About Our Host:

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

About - Podcast Show Series

STAND OUT FROM THE INSIDE presented by versiti™ is a podcast where—we recognize community with light, uniqueness, and identity. Edgar Daggett will talk with individuals to celebrate ethnicity and blood type — it is part of our survival. Because within our communities, we have attributes that we give and serve in our community. This is a fresh podcast that will give voice to diversity and inspiration. We will promote strength, trust, caring, inclusivity, and positivity. And will go deep on the lifesaving impact of blood donation. How do you Stand Out from the Inside? https://www.versiti.org/standout

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Our Presenter

Edgar Daggett

Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

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