Versiti - Mixed Reality Experience
 

Mixed Reality

Taking blood donation to a new dimension. Your Mixed Reality adventure awaits.

You’re invited to a Mixed Reality event! The future of blood donation is here.


Turn magic into reality with our Mixed Reality experience. 

Versiti has teamed up with Blood Centers of America and Abbott to offer you an immersive, zen-like Mixed Reality experience. When you donate blood at participating blood drives and donor centers, you could be one of the lucky few donors to try the innovative HoloLens 2 technology in action.

Using hands-free, eye-tracking technology, you and your avatar will enter a new dimension. Imagine planting seeds and bringing nature-inspired holograms to life as you navigate this soothing, interactive environment. Giving blood won't be the same again.

Take blood donation to the next level. Make an appointment to donate blood at a participating blood drive or donor center (and enter code "VR" in the online appointment notes). Then, when you’re there, ask our staff about donating in this new dimension of Mixed Reality!

What is Mixed Reality?

Mixed reality is similar to virtual reality but allows users to see the real world around them as they immerse themselves in a digital world (whereas in virtual reality, users only experience the digital world). Our Mixed Reality journey uses Microsoft HoloLens 2, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer, enabling hands-free interaction with three-dimensional digital objects and a library of applications. Donors are offered a quick tutorial on the headsets and the mixed reality world prior to use. The headsets can be adjusted for each donor’s comfort and are easily integrated into the donation process.

La Grange Public Library Blood Drive

March 07, 2024
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

St. Augustine Catholic Parish Blood Drive

March 26, 2024
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

Amazon MDW2 Blood Drive

April 10, 2024
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

Amazon Channahon OR2 Blood Drive

April 17, 2024
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

OSU RPAC Blood Drive

February 29, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

OSU James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute Blood Drive

March 01, 2024
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

COSI Blood Drive

March 02, 2024
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

OSU Fisher College of Business Blood Drive

March 05, 2024
10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

OSUWMC Ross Heart Hospital Blood Drive

March 06, 2024
11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

OSU The Ohio Union Blood Drive

March 07, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

Savealife.Hosa Blood Drive

March 08, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

Ohio State East Hospital Blood Drive

March 12, 2024
09:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

Univar Solutions Blood Drive

March 13, 2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

Olentangy High School Blood Drive

March 14, 2024
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Donate blood in Mixed Reality. Enter a new dimension and immerse yourself in innovative digital HoloLens 2 technology while giving blood at Versiti.

 
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