Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Versiti is committed to advocating for diversity and inclusion within our organization and the communities we serve.
 

Versiti’s workforce and donor base include diverse individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, religions, ages, abilities and education. We save more lives by cultivating an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability for our employees and donors.

Our Commitment

Representation matters. As advocates for diversity and inclusion, we are committed to fostering equity and promoting healthcare access for all. We are committed to a collaborative, supportive and respectful environment in which all can participate and contribute.

 

Mission Statement

As a diversity champion, we believe all people have the right to be respected, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and are appreciated as valued members of their communities. We believe in enhancing lives through education, engagement, cultural learning and the appreciation of diverse talent and donors across our Versiti footprint.

Vision

Versiti is a leading multicultural organization with integrating perspectives from ethnically diverse employees and community partners. We strive to cultivate an environment that honors authenticity, acceptance and fairness that is guided by the diverse communities we serve. As part of this, we are committed to sustaining the supply of blood, organs, eyes and tissues to better serve ethnically diverse communities.

 

We at Versiti stand firm against actions that divide us.

That includes any behavior that intends to make those that look different, or think differently, feel like they cannot bring their whole selves to work. At Versiti, we are elevating our focus on both diversity and inclusion and I’m extremely proud of the work being done by our employees to proactively create a culture of inclusion within our walls and throughout the communities we serve. We must take steps to improve things for the next generation. In the end, there is one thing that unites us, and that is our sense of humanity, regardless of color, gender or political belief. There is no doubt in my mind that with empathy, authenticity and genuine deep human connections, we will be stronger together.

Chris Miskel, President and CEO

Diversity in Donation

Representation matters. Diversity of our donors is important for improved patient outcomes, as rare and uncommon blood types are often found in similar ethnic populations. Increasing these numbers helps us provide a better quality of life for patients of all races and ethnicities and may be the difference between life and death for a patient in need.

Versiti is proud to commemorate Donate Life Month (April), Minority Organ Donor Awareness Month (August), Sickle Cell Awareness Month (September) and other celebrations of minority donors throughout the year.

 

“It’s our duty to donate blood,” says Mariah’s mom, Tamara. “We take it upon ourselves that somebody helped our daughter, so now we do it in return.”

Tamara and Mariah
 
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.
 
Stand Out From the Inside Podcast Series

Versiti’s thought-provoking podcast will educate and engage our community of diverse blood donors to stand out as local Beacons of Hope.

 
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
 
Ro Blood Type
Volunteer to donate Ro blood type at a blood donation center near you. Learn how rare Ro blood is and make an appointment to donate Ro blood today.
 

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
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
 
Become an Organ and Tissue Donor
Learn more about how to sign up as an organ, tissue and eye donor and how organ donation saves and enhances lives in our communities.
 
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.
 
LGBTQ+ Donor Information
Members of the LGBTQ+ community may be able to donate blood, platelets or plasma, provided that they meet FDA eligibility requirements.
 
Video Gallery
Browse Versiti’s video gallery, a collection of videos featuring employees, blood donors, organ and tissue donor families, and patients whose lives have been impacted by our mission.
 
Resources and Forms
Browse Versiti’s library of resources, including test requisitions and descriptions, blood donor information, educational materials, and more.
 
Ways to Give
You can support Versiti’s mission in several ways, including donating blood, hosting a blood drive, joining the organ and tissue donor registry, and more.