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24th Annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive Returns to Lucas Oil Stadium Dec. 15th

Indianapolis — November 29, 2023

Indiana’s largest single-day blood drive, Versiti and Colts to welcome more than 1,000 donors.

Calling all Colts fans, Versiti is thrilled to once again partner with the Indianapolis Colts to host the 24th annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive on Friday, Dec. 15!  Taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium, the largest single-day blood drive in the state aims to welcome more than 1,000 donors, potentially saving up to 3,000 Hoosiers in need of lifesaving blood.

As a token of gratitude, all attempting donors will receive an exclusive, limited-edition Colts football featuring Colts center Ryan Kelly and will be entered to win tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the upcoming Colts home game on Dec. 31 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Colts Pro Shop at the stadium also will be open during the event for fans who also would like to purchase holiday gifts.

WHEN:Fri., December 15
7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
WHERE:Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave.
FREE parking on-site in the stadium’s South lot.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Indianapolis Colts to present Bleed Blue this holiday season,” said Penny Schroeder, area vice president at Versiti. “We know Colts fans are as loyal as they come, and this event offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase team spirit while also providing a lifesaving gift for Hoosiers in need.”

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

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 aged 16 to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.


CHILDCARE: Childcare services will not be offered this year.

ON-FIELD ACTIVITIES: Games and other activities will be offered throughout the day. Donors will have access to the field and photo opportunities. A waiver must be completed for field access.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Donors can participate in various meet-and-greet opportunities with past and current Colts players, Cheerleaders and team mascot “Blue.” They can also view and take photos with the iconic Lombardi Trophy from the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI win, have an on-field experiences to kick a field goal or run the 40-yard dash, and take home a mini-Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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About Versiti Blood Center of Indiana

More than 65,000 Indiana residents each year give over 130,000 blood products 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, safe supply of blood and clinical services to more than 100 Indiana hospitals and their patients.

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