Press Release

Versiti Announces “Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes”

Milwaukee — December 12, 2022

Four lucky donors to win an SUV - give back this holiday season for a chance to win big

Tis the season to donate blood – the greatest gift of all for a patient in need. This Season of Giving, give blood with Versiti to help local families have a happier, healthier holiday season.

As a thank you for saving lives this Season of Giving, donors who donate blood at a Versiti donor center or community blood drive between December 12, 2022, and January 8, 2023, will be entered into Versiti’s Drive to Save Live Sweepstakes for a chance to win an SUV. FOUR lucky winners will receive a free car.

The holidays can be challenging for hospitalized patients and their loved ones – especially if the trend of decreased blood donations continues. Please spare a moment this season to give these families the life-changing gift of blood and hope.

Eligibility: Versiti’s 2022 Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and have reached the age of majority in their respective states of residence.

How to enter: Donate during the promotional period or enter by mail; see official sweepstakes rules for entering without donating and eligibility requirements.

Winners: 4 lucky winners! Winners are randomly drawn from all entries across all states based on the chart below:

Weekly Drawing

Entry Begin Date

Entry End Date

Approximate Drawing Date

Weekly Drawing #1

12/12/22

12/18/22

12/23/22

Weekly Drawing #2

12/19/22

12/25/22

12/30/22

Weekly Drawing #3

12/26/22

1/1/23

1/6/23

Weekly Drawing #4

1/2/23

1/8/23

1/13/23

All blood types are needed, with types O-positive and O-negative most in demand. O-positive is the most common blood type, while O-negative blood is the universal type that can be received safely by all patients in emergencies when the blood type is not known.

To make an appointment at a donor center or community blood drive near you, visit versiti.org or call:

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – 877-BE-A-HERO

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois – 800-786-4483

Versiti Blood Center of Indiana – 800-632-4722

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan – 866-642-5663

Versiti Blood Center of Ohio – 800-485-6594

Anyone 17 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

For additional information about the Drive to Save Lives sweepstakes, including how to enter without a blood donation, please visit the sweepstakes webpage at https://tinyurl.com/yu7b4ma9 and see the official rules at https://tinyurl.com/3dp64tfj.

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About Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee that specializes in blood services, esoteric diagnostic testing, organ, tissue and stem cell donation, medical services and leading-edge research. We advance patient care by delivering life-saving products and services. For more information, visit versiti.org/WI.

 
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