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Versiti Diagnostic Laboratories Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

Milwaukee — May 09, 2023

Versiti, a national leader in blood health innovation, is excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s diagnostic laboratories. Established in 1973, the Platelet Immunology Laboratory at Versiti was founded to provide physicians with diagnostic testing to improve patient care.

For 50 years, Versiti has led the way in testing innovations across the spectrum of blood health. From improving platelet typing in the 1970s to facilitating the first successful bone marrow transplant for aplastic anemia in 1981 and identifying new forms of von Willebrand disease through the 1990s, Versiti continues to be at the forefront in the fields of transfusion medicine, hematology, transplantation, and oncology.

“Our goal is to provide better patient outcomes for the communities we serve, and we are thrilled to celebrate 50 years of innovation,” said Brad Pietz, EVP and chief laboratory officer for Versiti. “As we look ahead to the next 50 YEARS, our commitment to improved patient care remains resolute, and we look forward to continuing to pioneer laboratory solutions for diagnosis, prognosis and more highly informed patient treatment.”

What started as a lab staffed by a single employee is now supported by more than 240 lab staff. Versiti’s current test menu features more than 300 diverse esoteric tests across hematology, transplantation, oncology and transfusion medicine, with the organization averaging 15,000 tests per month in 2023.

In celebration of the anniversary, Versiti will highlight the milestones of the diagnostic labs' journey at several upcoming events and trade shows, including the ASPHO Conference in Fort Worth (May 10-13), the PLUGS Summit (June 15-16), and the SOHO Annual Meeting (September 6-9). To learn more, visit

Versiti, headquartered in Milwaukee, has more than 2,000 employees at its locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. 

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About Versiti

Versiti, a national leader in blood health innovation, was formed with the mission to improve the health of patients and enable the success of our healthcare partners nationally. We provide innovative, value-added solutions in the fields of transfusion medicine, transplantation, and blood-related diseases to meet the needs of each of our customers. The collective efforts across Versiti result in improved patient outcomes expanded access to care, and cost efficiencies for healthcare systems nationwide. For more information, visit

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