Nykia - Heart Transplant Recipient

Organ, Tissue & Eye Donation

In Wisconsin, Versiti provides services necessary for organ, tissue and eye donation.

Join The Registry to Be An Organ & Tissue Donor

 

Your Community Needs Help

Of the approximately 110,000 Americans waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, more than 2,000 live in Wisconsin. The need for organ donation exists in every county and every neighborhood across Wisconsin and nationally.

Versiti Organ and Tissue
 
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.
 
Community Resources
Versiti Organ and Tissue offers several resources, outreach programs and educational opportunities that encourage communities support organ, tissue and eye donation.
 
Organ & Tissue Donor Family Resources
Versiti Organ and Tissue provides a number of resources and support materials for organ/tissue donor families, including donation outcomes and support.
 
Hospital and Medical Partners
Versiti is an accredited organ procurement organization (OPO) that partners with Wisconsin regional hospitals, medical examiners and funeral homes.
 

Nykia Julien was given a second chance at life, thanks to a life-saving heart donation.

Organ Donation Advocacy Toolkit

We have a wide variety of social graphics, flyers, brochures and other resources for you to learn about the importance of organ donation and share the critical need with family and friends. Use the link below to browse our resource library.

 
 
Jesse Pagels
Jesse was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2003. Unfortunately, the treatment damaged his lungs. In 2013, a match was found and Jesse underwent a life-saving double lung transplant. 
 
Jovan Wilder
Jovan Wilder was one day short of his 19th birthday when he was hit by a stray bullet and subsequently pronounced brain dead. A registered organ donor, Jovan donated his liver, kidneys and heart to give others a second chance at life. 
 
Judges Derek Mosley and JoAnn Eiring
In 2014, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Already his colleague and close friend, JoAnn got tested to see if she could donate her kidney and save Derek’s life.
 
About Blood Donation
Donate blood, donate plasma or donate platelets at a blood donation center near you or a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate 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.
 
Share Your Story
Versiti invites you to share your story and photo to help encourage more people to give back. You may even be featured throughout the year on our social media.
 
Ways to Give
You can support Versiti’s mission in several ways, including donating blood, hosting a blood drive, joining the organ and tissue donor registry, and more.