Versiti - Stand Out From the Inside Podcast Series
 

Stand Out from the Inside Podcasts

Versiti’s thought-provoking new podcast will educate and engage our community of diverse blood donors to stand out as local Beacons of Hope.

Versiti’s thought-provoking new podcast will educate and engage our community of diverse blood donors to stand out as local Beacons of Hope.


How does donating blood make a difference in our community? Why is it important for people of all ethnicities to donate blood? And, did you know that blood that closely matches that of a patient can mean fewer complications after a transfusion?

S3: Episode 1: From Pregnancy to Heart Attack to Healing: Surviving the Unimaginable
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Eliz Greene. Host Edgar interviews stress management consultant and speaker, Eliz, about her journey of becoming a stress management professional.
 
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S3: Episode 2: From Chaos to Control, 7 Days to a New Me
In this episode of "Stand Out from the Inside," host Edgar Daggett sits down with Eliz Greene, a renowned stress management consultant and speaker, to discuss her journey to becoming a professional in the field.
 
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S3: Episode 3: Against All Odds: The Inspiring Journey of Overcoming Foster Care and Violence in Chicago
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Carmen Santiago-Keenon. Host Edgar interviews Carmen, about her powerful story about growing up in foster care, being adopted by loving parents, and surviving being shot four times while working in a club in Chicago.
 
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S3: Episode 4: Unmasking Autism: My Journey of Self-Discovery Through Antidepressants and Acceptance
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Carmen Santiago-Keenon. Host Edgar interviews Carmen, and discusses her experiences in the corporate world, her journey with learning disabilities, and her passion for technology.
 
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S3: Episode 5: Heart of the Community: Addressing Health Disparities Through Art and Advocacy
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Brad Anthony and host Edgar discuss the Heart of the Community campaign. Brad explains how he was approached by Versiti to create a series of paintings that represent recognizable aspects of major US cities such as Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis.
 
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S2: Episode 1: Survivor to Thrivor
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Candace Sanchez. She went from being lost to motivational speaker. She inspires others to share their truth, to talk about taboo topics, to promote healing. From abuse to empty nest syndrome to career change, her experience helps so many others own their past to define their future.
 
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S2: Episode 2: Learning Russian Got Me Out of the Hood
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Erin Patton. His story of inspiration, transformation, and leadership teaches how to succeed. He shares his life journey from Philadelphia to working at NIKE. Through the launch of Air Jordan, with influences from Michael Jordan. To how his faith moves him today.
 
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S2: Episode 3: Michael Jordan Changed My Life
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features part II, with Erin Patton. He continues his story of inspiration, transformation, and leadership. He shares his career stories at NIKE with Air Jordan, and how Michael Jordan influenced him. To how his faith moves him today.
 
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S2: Episode 4: Sports...Unites, Empowers, Ignites the Disadvantaged
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Quentin Prince. He's creating a positive impact on youth through sports. Quentin is an executive at the Milwaukee Youth Sports Alliance. His goal is to create possibilities for disadvantaged children. Learn how sports participation gives youth an escape and benefits their mental health.
 
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S2: Episode 5: Hope Street Paves the Way for Dreams
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Ashley Thomas, executive director for Hope Street. She talks about basketball as her saving grace and how her passion led to helping the community.
 
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S2: Episode 6: Be The One To Inspire Systematic Change
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Marc Hardy, who inspires people to take action against social injustice.
 
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S2: Episode 7: You Can Create DEI Impact
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” welcomes back Marc Hardy. Hardy is a DEI thought leader who is helping youth. He inspires people to take action against social injustice.
 
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S2: Episode 8: The Journey of Belief From Adversity
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Simon Osamah, born with the sickle cell trait within a mixed race family. He served for the English police, which led him to a career fighting organized crime and terrorism in the US. Though he never met his father, the adversity caused him to mentor other young men.
 
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S2: Episode 9: Stories of Hope and Humanity
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Simon Osamah. He talks about a story that’s sure to become a movie. He talks about becoming good friends with a former criminal whom he put in prison. He gives stories of hope, and teaches people how to step into their area of genius, to own both their personal safety and future.
 
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S1: Episode 1: What is Sickle Cell Disease?
What is sickle cell disease? In this episode of “Stand Out from the Inside,” presented by Versiti™, author James Griffin of, “Breaking Silence, Living with Sickle Cell Anemia” shares his story about his battle with sickle cell, and some of the blood donation fears in the black and brown community.
 
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S1: Episode 2: What is Donor Sabbath?
In this episode of “Stand Out from the Inside,” presented by versiti™, Natalie Donnally shares her passion for Donor Sabbath, connecting people through blood drives, and being inspired by donor heroes.
 
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S1: Episode 3: How a Little Flavor Brings Cultures Together
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features author and speaker Liz Nead, who wrote a brand new book called, “Curry Up.” This episode talks about how curry spices add a little extra flavor. And how like spiced food, the United States is a blend of cultures that are better when you put them together.
 
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S1: Episode 4: How Trust Affects Your Health
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Part II with author and speaker Liz Nead, who wrote a brand new book called, “Curry Up.” This episode talks about how curry spices add a little extra flavor. And how like spiced food, the United States is a blend of cultures that are better when you put them together.
 
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S1: Episode 5: What is the Circle of Leadership?
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features author and speaker Andrew Adeniyi, who wrote a brand new book called, “The Circle of Leadership: A Framework for Creating & Leveraging Culture.” This episode talks about how to create and leverage business culture, to serve purpose, people, and process.
 
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S1: Episode 6: College, Career, Military or Jail? Pick One.
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features business owner Jamie Elder. This episode talks about Jamie's journey of breaking obstacles. Hear him talk about helping communities, finding mentors, and becoming a business owner.
 
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S1: Episode 7: How to Stand Out and Overcome Fear
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” is part 2 that features business owner Jamie Elder. The episode dives deep into so many topics like overcoming barriers, entrepreneurship, systematic inequalities, community evolution, the importance of social networks, values, and health system perceptions.
 
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S1: Episode 8: Live and Learn. You Got to Let it Burn.
This podcast episode of “Stand Out from the Inside” features Green Bay Packers Champion Jarrett Bush. The episode addresses emotional defeat, self-belief, helping others, giving hope, and doing something bigger than yourself.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Blood Donation Locations
Find a Versiti blood donation center and search for a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.