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About Blood Donation

What to expect when you donate blood, double red cells, plasma and platelets.

Ready to save lives? Learn more about blood donation


Be the Amazing 5%

Did you know that even though approximately 38% of the population is eligible to donate blood, less than 5% actually do? Every day, patients in our communities need red blood cells, platelets and plasma to keep them feeling healthy and strong. The blood you donate today ensures there is enough for tomorrow.

Learn more about whole blood, red cell, platelet and plasma donation. Then, find a donor center or mobile blood drive near you to begin your donation journey.

Giving blood at Versiti is nothing to be afraid of. Watch as we walk you through the process, from checking in at our donation center or blood drive, to enjoying your post-donation snacks. The time flies by when you listen to music or a podcast! Because each donation can save up to three lives, every donor makes a difference. Local hospital patients are counting on you. Give it a try. Give back. Give blood.

Donar sangre en Versiti no es nada que temer. Observe cómo lo guiamos a través del proceso, desde registrarse en nuestro centro de donación o campaña de donación de sangre hasta disfrutar de sus refrigerios despues de la donación. ¡El tiempo pasa volando cuando escuchas música o un podcast! Dado que cada donación puede salvar hasta tres vidas, cada donante marca la diferencia. Los pacientes del hospital local cuentan con usted. Darle una oportunidad. Devolver. Done sangre.

Types of Blood Donation

Whole Blood Donation
Volunteer to donate blood at a blood donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate blood and make an appointment to donate today.
Double Red Cells Donation
Volunteer to donate double red cells at a blood donation center near you. Learn more about donating red blood cells and make an appointment to donate today.
Plasma Donation
Volunteer to donate plasma at a blood and plasma donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate plasma and make an appointment to donate today.
Platelet Donation
Volunteer to donate platelets at a blood and platelets donation center near you. Find out how to donate platelets and make an appointment to donate today.

Blood Types Explained

A Blood Type
Are you type A+ or A-? Learn the facts about what makes your blood type special!
B Blood Type
Are you type B+ or B-? Learn the facts about what makes your blood type special!
AB Blood Type
Are you type AB+ or AB-? Learn the facts about what makes your blood type special!
O Blood Type
Are you type O+ or O-? Learn the facts about what makes your blood type special!

Rare and Uncommon Blood Types

Having a rare or uncommon blood type doesn’t mean your blood is better or worse—it’s just a genetic difference. But it DOES mean you are extremely special!


Every day, patients in your community need blood transfusions to survive and thrive. They rely on the generosity of donors like you, who help ensure a safe, healthy blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood today.

Explore donation opportunities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Blood Donation Locations
Find a Versiti blood donation center and search for a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
Beacon Club Loyalty Program
Blood donors of all blood types and blood drive hosts earn rewards in Versiti’s blood center loyalty club. Donate blood or host a blood drive for rewards.
Share Your Story
Versiti invites you to share your story and photo to help encourage more people to give back. You may even be featured throughout the year on our social media.

What is Versiti on King?

The Versiti on King a community resource center, part of the ThriveOn King Collaboration, will be home to Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and will address healthcare disparities in Milwaukee neighborhoods and beyond through training and employment, education, and blood donation.

Become an Organ and Tissue Donor
Learn more about how to sign up as an organ, tissue and eye donor and how organ donation saves and enhances lives in our communities.
Funding Blood Donation
Support blood donation by donating blood or making a monetary gift to fund programs for blood donors, new equipment, events and more.
Volunteering with Versiti
Versiti volunteers provide an invaluable service to our lifesaving mission. Learn more about Versiti’s volunteer services and how you can serve your community.
Funding Research
Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation accepts financial and philanthropic gifts from donors, which helps to propel lifesaving research.
Use VersiPASS to answer your donor questionnaire from the comfort of your home, the day of your appointment.
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
LGBTQ+ Donor Information
Members of the LGBTQ+ community may be able to donate blood, platelets or plasma, provided that they meet FDA eligibility requirements.
Promotions and Sweepstakes
Browse a complete list of Versiti’s current giveaways, promotions and sweepstakes available to eligible blood donors. Review the terms and conditions for additional information.