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The Beacon Club for Ro Blood Donors

Ro blood donor Denena Edwards knows her Ro blood donations are a lifeline for patients. Join the club!

Remarkable Ro donors earn rewards for reaching milestones


Join Denena Edwards in making an impactful donation. Versiti created The Beacon Club Ro program 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!”

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.


After each donation milestone, you will receive:

  • 2nd Donation: Ro playing cards
  • 4th Donation: Ro Sweepstakes entry for $300 gift card. See official rules.
  • 6th Donation: Custom 2024 Ro gift

2024 Ro gift registration form will open on December 1st, 2024.

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


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.

Host A Blood Drive
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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.
Importance of Diverse Donors
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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.

HIPAA and Other Required Forms

Please download and complete the Media Release Form, HIPAA Release Form, and Public Disclosure of Health Information forms. If you have any questions on how to complete the HIPAA release form please refer to the informational handout. After you have completed the necessary forms upload them using the links below.

Photo Upload

Upload your photos that you would like us to use to feature your story. Please be sure to check the photo use agreement box below the upload options.

* Fields are required.

No, you are automatically enrolled once you donate or host a drive.

Under Ways to Give, then Beacon Club Loyalty Program.

YES! Employees can participate in The Beacon Club programs, including platelet, Ro, and host programs. The only exception is sweepstakes.  Unfortunately, the official rules prohibit employees from winning.

Please reach out to your states contact center or email us at so we can answer your questions and/or send any gifts as part of the programs (gifts are based on program participation and will determine eligibility).

If you did not receive your gallon pin at your last milestone donation, you can ask for it at your next donation, or call you states contact center, or email us at with the pin needed.  Pins can take up to 4 weeks to mail to our home once requested via our contact center or email.

At this time, we are only providing gallon pins for the gallon achieved in the current year.

Gallons are now based on units collected.  Your gallons will include your historical Versiti donations and any outside donations from other blood centers (if you have provided us this information).  Versiti products and outside products = your lifetime products.  Lifetime products are then divided by 8 to get your gallon. We use eight (8) pints to equal one (1) gallon.

We feel this is a more accurate representation of your lifetime of donating and the lives you have saved.  Life is precious, donation is vital, and all of your gifts are important.

Simply contact your states contact center and they will update your donor profile.  It may take up to 10 business days for the gallons to update with this new information.

Gallons are the units you provided over your lifetime of donating with Versiti and other blood centers (if you have provided us with this information).  Lifetime donations are the number of visits to a donor center or mobile drive for a completed donation with Versiti only and does not include the units collected or outside donations.

You can find both of these on your Donor Snapshot when you log into the Versiti donor portal or you can call your states contact centers and ask for this information.

No, we will honor the information provided. Life is precious, donation is vital, and all of your gifts are important.

Please reach out to your states contact center or email us at so we can discuss and resolve your concern.
Blood Types Explained
Find the facts about different blood types, from A+ to O-. Learn more about why people have different blood types before your next blood donation.
Use VersiPASS to answer your donor questionnaire from the comfort of your home, the day of your appointment.
Virtual Community Chats
Versiti offers a number of webinars and virtual conversations to engage blood donors and start a conversation about the importance of blood donation.
Types of Donations
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.