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Host a Blood Drive

Host a blood drive with Versiti at your business, school, organization or group to save lives in your community.

Host a Blood Drive

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Why Host a Blood Drive?

Blood drives are an excellent way to be recognized as a leader in your community, business, educational institution or place of worship. They are rewarding to host and provide leadership and project management opportunities for employees. Your blood drive helps maintain a safe, stable blood supply, for patients in your community who rely on your donations.

An added benefit: by making blood donation a charity of choice you will also position your organization or business positively to potential employees and customers. Many customers and prospective employees are drawn to organizations associated with a cause. In fact, 87% say they would switch doing business with one brand in order to work with one that gives back to the community.

Who Can Host Blood Drives?

  • Blood Drive Requirements
    • We ask that groups have a minimum of 30 donors committed to participate in the blood drive.
    • The group must offer a location for the drive that meets our requirements
    • Drives are organized when it’s most convenient for your donors to give blood, often during evenings and weekends.

    Insider tip: People are more likely to donate blood (especially for the first time) when they feel comfortable and are with people they know. By volunteering to host a drive, local businesses, educational institutions, community and civic organizations, and places of worship are introducing blood donation in a safe and accessible way, providing a tremendous service to local hospitals and the patients in their community who are in need

  • Consider Hosting a Blood Drive for Every Season!

    The need for blood never ends, and every season, there’s a reason to give blood: local patients.  After an individual donates blood, there is a limited time in which that donation can be used to help someone in need which means patients are always counting on the generosity of blood donors – and blood drive hosts – to help keep blood on the shelves.

    Whole blood donors can give up to six times a year – every 56 days – but most only give once per year. By hosting a blood drive every season – winter, spring, summer, and fall -  your organization can help ensure your dedicated donor base are coming back regularly to give. Donating blood every season ensures that patients never have to worry about getting their next necessary transfusion.

Versiti Celebrates Dedicated Blood Drive Hosts

You, as a Host Coordinator, are an extension of Versiti and an ambassador in your community for our mission!  The Beacon Club was designed to recognize your commitment to saving lives by hosting blood drives.  As part of the club, you’ll experience:

  • Welcome email
  • Our exclusive Beacon Newsletter
  • Opportunity to share your story and be highlighted in our newsletter or on social media
  • Milestone recognition for donors
  • Personal recognition from your Account Representative.

New Coordinators Receive a Versiti Host Pin

Host Social Recognition

Beacon Award

New coordinators will also receive a Versiti Host pin, and select hosts will receive special awards and recognition on our social channels and in our Beacon newsletter.

As a special Thank You, those hosts that hold 4 or more drives in a single calendar year, will receive a special gift based on the number of drives you host.

Schedule 4 Drives and Receive a Versiti Fleece Blanket

Schedule 5 Drives and Receive a Versiti Message Bag

Schedule 6 or more Drives and Receive a Versiti Tumbler

Patients are Counting On You

Linkin Eger

Linkin Eger

Nine-year old Linkin Eger is no stranger to the up-hill battle with cancer, but blood donors have provided precious gifts to help Linkin thrive.

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Elodi Ontala

Elodie Ontala

Born with sickle cell disease, Elodie has stayed strong and active thanks to the generosity of blood donors.

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Misty Welch, and her family holding a picture of baby Dalton.

Misty Welch

Versiti Blood Center of Indiana’s Misty Welch had always wanted a son and when she was expecting a baby boy, it was a dream come true. However, their dream quickly turned into a nightmare. Read her story.

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