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Aaliyah Milledge, double lung transplant recipient

Donate Life Month

Every April, Versiti honors and recognizes the life-saving gifts of organ and tissue donation.

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Carine Krull

Hospital Development Supervisor
Email 414-937-6995

April is Donate Life Month


April is National Donate Life Month, a time to encourage members of the community to join the organ and tissue donor registry, and remember the organ donors and their families who have given the gift of life to others.

Versiti is proud to participate in a variety of Donate Life Month activities, including:

Pause to Give Life - Monday, April 1, 2019

Every April, hospitals and organizations show their support for Donate Life Month by participating in a flag raising followed by a moment of silence. This statewide observance raises awareness of organ and tissue donation, and we’re proud to support our partner organizations that are participating this year.


Blue & Green Day, Donate Life Month Flag Raising - Friday, April 12, 2019

Show your support for organ and tissue donation by wearing blue and green on Friday, April 12, 2019. We also invite you to join us for a Donate Life Month flag raising at Versiti headquarters (638 N 18th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233).

A Question of Faith Movie Ticket

Join us for A Question of Faith on April 12. 

A Question of Faith Graphic

Movie Night Out,
Sponsored by CodeR - Friday, April 12, 2019

Versiti CodeR (Churches for Organ Donation Education and Registration) is proud to sponsor Movie Night Out on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Cardinal Stritch University.

We will show the film “A Question of Faith,” followed by a talk-back session with a panel of Versiti experts.

Reserve Your Spot for the Showing

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Cream City 5K - Saturday, April 27, 2019

Judge Derek Mosley and Judge Joann Eiring

Judges Joann Eiring and Derek Mosley pose before the 2018 Cream City 5K.

Versiti is a proud sponsor of the Cream City 5k, an annual walk/run at Greenfield Park in West Allis, WI, that raises awareness of the life-saving gifts of organ and tissue donation.

About the Cream City 5K

Jesse Pagels, a professional trumpet player and runner, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2003 and underwent chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant before being declared cancer-free. However, the treatments left him with pulmonary fibrosis, and in 2012, he was placed on the organ transplant list. Jesse received a double lung transplant in 2013, and founded the Cream City 5k in 2015 as a way to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

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Impact Stories

Aaliyah Milledge

Aaliyah Milledge

When a mysterious illness brought her to the brink of death, Aaliyah Milledge was given the gift of life.

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Da'Quan Nichols-Cox

Da'Quan Nichols-Cox

On Nov. 21, 2015, 14-year-old Da’Quan Nichols-Cox lost his life from injuries sustained in a car accident. Through the gift of organ donation he gave 5 kids a second chance at life.

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Molly Blackwood

Molly Blackwood

In 2018, Molly underwent a tissue transplant to fuse her spine and allow new bone to grow. Thanks to the transplant, Molly is completely healed and back to living a fulfilling life.

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