Bleed Blue Blood Drive
Our Valued Partners
We are thankful for the valuable contributions our partners make to our lifesaving mission. Versiti is proud to partner with a variety of organizations, from fellow non-profits to professional sports teams. Each one contributes to our lifesaving mission in its own way, and we are always looking for new partners to be beacons of hope in their communities. Their generosity provides our blood donors with special incentives throughout the year, from coupons for delicious food to exciting blood drive experiences hosted by local sports team to sponoring critical programs to our mission.Their commitment to making the community a better place makes it possible for us to save more lives.
Versiti has teamed up with Butler University to save lives in Indiana. Our co-branded blood donation bus, which travels across campus and throughout Indiana, makes it easy for donors to hop on, give blood and save up to three lives. Additionally, Versiti and Butler are committed to providing career opportunities and fostering diversity and inclusion efforts across the student body.
Most people don’t picture exotic animals or family-fun parks when they think about donating blood. But, thanks to our partners at the Columbus Zoo, that is exactly what local donors have in store.
From exciting views of exotic animals to waterparks, haunted houses and other seasonal festivities, donor events at the Columbus Zoo are different on purpose. Not only do they invite families to come in and have fun, but they also make it easy for blood donors with families to stay involved without missing out.
Versiti has partnered with the Indianapolis Colts for more than 20 years and is proud to be the Exclusive Community Blood Program of the Colts.
Each year, the Colts host the Bleed Blue Blood drive, which is Versiti’s largest, single-day blood drive, and has saved more than 300,000 lives.
In addition, the Colts support our mission by hosting blood drives, supporting our sickle cell education initiatives, hosting the High School Leadership Challenge, and lending their brand to highlight one of our blood donation buses in the community.
Ohio State Athletics
Through our partnership with Ohio State Athletics, we’re activating donor communities with on-campus events, exciting rewards programs, and by engaging members of the Buckeye Nation through education and awareness about the critical need for blood donation.
Together, we unite students, alumni and fans in our mission to save lives and strengthen the pulse of the communities we live, learn and serve in.
As a long-time Versiti partner, the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Milwaukee Admirals have been ﬁlling entire rinks with lifesaving supporters and have found exciting ways to engage fans while celebrating the immeasurable impact of our blood donors.
Indiana Sports Corp.
The Indy Sports Corp has partnered with Versiti since 2017 and together, we’ve created programs, events, and ongoing wellness and incentive programs that bring members of our communities together to get active, get involved, and give the precious, lifesaving gift of blood donations to patients in need.
Great Lakes Loons
The Great Lakes Loons are a Single-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, located in Midland, MI. The Loons have partnered with Versiti for more than 10 years and established a donor center at Dow Diamond Stadium, helping to promote blood collections year-round.
Grand Rapid Griffins
The Grand Rapid Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) has teamed up with Versiti to promote blood donation, offer ticket incentives and highlight donors whose lifesaving donations have impacted the community.
Meijer shares with Versiti the philosophy of taking care of the communities that each of us work and live in to make it a better place than when we found it. Through our partnership with Meijer we are saving lives and making long-lasting impacts to our communities.
Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival, held each year on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Versiti is proud to team up with Summerfest to spread the word about the importance of blood donation and sponsor free tickets to blood donors.