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Ro Blood Donor Denena Edwards

Ro Blood Type Donor Program

The Ro blood type is extremely rare but is invaluable for patients with sickle cell disease.

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Remarkable Ro donors earn rewards for reaching milestones

Join Denena Edwards in making an impactful donation. Versiti created The Beacon Club for Ro Donors to show our appreciation for YOU.

“It’s my mission to drive results and cultivate the change we want to see,” says loyal Ro blood donor Denena Edwards. “If you know you’re an Ro donor, donate now (and tell your family, because they could be too). If you don’t know, donate to find out – Versiti might need you!”

Ro Donor Beacon Club Badge

As an Ro blood donor, you are special, you serve a unique need, and you have the extraordinary power to save the lives of patients in your community. The remarkable Ro blood type is found in only 4% of our donors and is vital for the many patients with sickle cell disease who rely on frequent transfusions of this matched blood. Evidence shows that patients often have the best reaction when they receive transfusions from people with similar genetic backgrounds.

In appreciation for your loyal donations during a single calendar year (January 1 – December 31), we’ll celebrate your donation milestones with some special gifts just for Ro donors.

A Token of Our Thanks: Repeat Ro Donors

After each donation milestone, you will receive: 

  • 2nd Donation: $10 egift card 
  • 4th Donation: Ro Sweepstakes entry for $300 gift card. See official rules. 
  • 6th Donation: Custom Versiti 2022 Ro donor shirt 

2022 Ro donor Shirt form will open November 1st, 2022.

All of these gifts are in addition to the benefits you receive for being part of The Beacon Club for all Versiti donors.

Ro Beacon Club Gifts for 2022

Read to Join the Beacon Club Ro Donors? The process is simple!

  1. Schedule your first whole blood appointment.
  2. Make a lifesaving difference by scheduling future appointments to give.
  3. Your blood will be tested, and if you are identified as Ro, you will automatically be enrolled into The Ro Beacon Club.
  4. Enjoy your milestone gifts through Versiti’s Beacon Club Ro Donors!
  5. For more information about Ro and to read patients’ stories, visit versiti.org/rodonor

Schedule Your Next Donation


Use the link below to schedule your blood donation appointment in Wisconsin.
Link: Schedule Your Appointment


Use the link below to schedule your blood donation appointment in Illinois.
Link: Schedule Your Appointment


Use the link below to schedule your blood donation appointment in Indiana.
Link: Schedule Your Appointment


Use the link below to schedule your blood donation appointment in Michigan.
Link: Schedule Your Appointment


Use the link below to schedule your blood donation appointment in Ohio.
Link: Schedule Your Appointment

Looking to Host a Drive?

Organize a blood drive with your organization or business. It's easy to do and you can feel good knowing your work has saved lives!
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The Beacon Club Ro Donors FAQs

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.

* First Name:

* Last Name:

* Age:

* Email:

* Phone Number:

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Please share your experience as a blood recipient or blood donor with as much detail as is comfortable for you. We will not use your story without contacting you first.

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Photo tips for our Beacon Club stars:

  • Avoid close-up selfies, waist up (or farther back) works best.
  • Please provide both a vertical and horizontal option.
  • Avoid frames, filters or stickers.
  • Avoid using zoom and the flash (natural lighting often looks best).

Share your vertical photo:

Share your horizontal photo:

Alternative photo:


* Beacon Club Photo Agreement:

I am 18 years old or older, and have read and agree to Versiti’s Photo Sharing agreement.

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Charles Hoffman, Ro Blood Donor

Charles has been giving Ro blood for 50+ years. “My religion has a saying: ‘When you save one life, you save the whole world,’” he says. “Having that power makes you feel like a superhero!”

Charles Hoffman, Ro Blood Donor


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