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Thin Mint Thursday: Versiti and Girl Scouts Team up to Encourage Blood Donation

March 21, 2022

One-day cookie giveaway sweet way to thank blood donors for rolling up their sleeve

Versiti Blood Center of Indiana and the Girl Scouts are partnering in a special way to thank blood donors and encourage more community members to share the lifesaving gift of blood donation. On March 3, unofficially known as "Thin Mint Thursday," all attempting donors at Versiti’s Indiana donor centers will receive a package of Thin Mints® cookies.

“Blood donors know that cookies are always waiting for them after they’ve done their good deed, and who wouldn’t love a Thin Mint?” said Danielle Shockey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. “Community service is at the core of Girl Scouts’ mission, so Thin Mint Thursday is a perfect partnership for our organization and Versiti.”

“More than a catchy name and a delicious cookie, Thin Mint Thursday conveys a sincere message of gratitude to our generous blood donors,” said Penny Schroeder, area vice president and director of donor services at Versiti. “Both Versiti and the Girl Scouts are committed to making the world a better place, and we are grateful to partner together in saving lives and helping girls thrive.”

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-317-916-5150 or visit

Donor Center locations:

  • INDIANAPOLIS: 3450 N. Meridian St.
  • FISHERS: 11005 Allisonville Road
  • CARMEL: 726 Adams St., Suite 150
  • GREENWOOD: 8739 U.S. 31 South
  • TERRE HAUTE: 2021 S. Third St.
  • LAFAYETTE: 2200 Elmwood Ave., Suite D-16

Donating blood takes about an hour. Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.


About Versiti Blood Center of Indiana

More than 90,000 Indiana residents each year give blood through Versiti Blood Center of Indiana, formerly Indiana Blood Center, a non-profit organization founded in 1952 that operates blood donation centers in Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Greenwood, Lafayette and Terre Haute. The center also operates thousands of mobile and community blood drives each year throughout the state. Versiti provides a continuous and safe supply of blood and biological services to more than 90 Indiana hospitals and their patients and beyond.

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