Virtual Community Chats

Don’t miss these engaging conversations with experts and community members about the importance of blood donation.

Talk to us! This webinar series connects community leaders, Versiti team members and other community partners in conversation about our lifesaving mission.

You are invited to pull up a seat at the table and ask us anything in our series of virtual community chats: Community Conversations, Ask Me Anything and A Seat at the Table. These educational and entertaining online conversations about blood donation and other healthcare topics are held regularly throughout the year. 

The fun, impactful and informative webinars are free and open to the public. Everyone in Versiti’s five-state footprint (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin) is welcome to attend: blood, platelet and plasma donors/recipients; marrow donor and recipients; organ, eye and tissue donors/family members; Versiti team members; blood drive hosts; volunteers; community and faith leaders; educators; friends, family and neighbors – everyone! 

Make a commitment to learning more and making an impact in your community. View the current schedule of upcoming virtual community chats below and click to reserve your spot. 

Don’t suffer from FOMO! Listen to recordings of previous virtual community chats below. Click an individual recording or the entire playlist.

Community Conversation Series

Join the chat! This series of free online chats will empower you to openly discuss topics that affect underserved people and their communities and raise awareness about how important diverse donations are to saving lives.

Ask Me Anything Series

Versiti experts, community leaders and sickle cell patients have joined together to answer questions about the need for ethnically diverse blood donors, what the uncommon “Ro” blood type is and how it impacts patients with sickle cell disease, and how you can help save lives in your community.

A Seat at the Table Series

You’re invited to have “A Seat at the Table” to listen to community viewpoints and learn more about healthcare disparities faced by African Americans. Previous community-focused panel discussions highlighted a series of relevant, thought-provoking films: “Spilled Milk,” “A Question of Faith” and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The three films brought awareness to sickle cell disease, organ donation and other healthcare topics.

 
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.
 
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.
 
About Blood Donation
Donate blood, donate plasma or donate platelets at a blood donation center near you or a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
 
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.