Versiti - Promotions and Sweepstakes

You could win a cruise!

Donate blood June 8-23 to be entered into our Save Lives & Sail Sweepstakes* for a chance to win a cruise.

Active Promotions and Sweepstakes

We couldn’t continue our lifesaving mission without the help of our generous donors. That’s why we’re happy to provide promotions, sweepstakes and giveaways as our way of saying thank you. You keep the pulse of our community strong; it’s because of your generosity that local patients have the blood they need to feel healthy.

Calling All Student Artists! Design Our Tote Bag!

Calling all student blood drive advocates and artists: Enter Versiti’s contest to design a tote bag! If you’ve ever wanted to show off your design skills – and your support of our lifesaving mission – this is your chance! Unleash your inner artist and create your masterpiece. We want to see your design on our tote bag!

Things to think about as you craft a winning design: What does blood donation mean to you? How can you depict the joy of giving blood, or the gratitude of patients in your community? Last but not least, what would look awesome on a blood donor’s tote bag?

 Contest details:

  • Email or mail your original tote bag design to by May 19, 2024, including your first and last name and state or residence.
  • Versiti will choose up to 4 winning designs. The winning tote bag(s) will be given to Versiti’s blood donors in August. (Don’t worry, you’ll get a free tote bag, too.)

Tote Bag Design Specs: 

  • Art should be submitted at full size 16” W x 8.6” H. Suitable formats include:
    • Digital, full-color raster file at 300 dpi
    • Full color vector file.
    • Hand-produced original art (it will be returned to you)
  • If you are creating in Canva, please double the file size to 32” W x 17.2” H.

Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Steven winning a car in the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Steven H. - Milwaukee, WI

“I donate blood because of my wife. She has type O blood and has been a blood donor long before we began dating. She encouraged me to donate with her and we have been donating for the last twenty years. We both feel that it is a pretty simple way to help people, and we wish that more people would do it.”

Linda winning a car in the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Linda B. - Carmel, IN

“Giving blood for me is an anonymous way to help others in need. It’s a small sacrifice on my part that I hope makes an impact for individuals or families that may be dealing with serious medical issues.”

  • Wendy C. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    “Since I am a universal donor, I understand how valuable my blood is and I am honored to donate whenever I can.”
  • Cindy H. – Fishers, Indiana 
    “Donating blood is easy, painless, and just the right thing to do. I’m thankful that my donations are helping someone in need. Every time I donate, I feel thankful that I can give blood and for the staff who’s collecting donations. I also leave feeling hopeful that in some way another person will benefit from it.”
  • Joseph B. – Holland, Michigan 
    “Since I was old enough, I’ve been donating intermittently as an easy way to help others in need. When my wife’s cousin passed unexpectedly, his parents asked family and friends to donate blood in lieu of flowers or donations. Since then, donating has become a regular part of our family’s routine and we go every eight weeks. I’m grateful to be able to participate in honoring his memory and saving lives.”

September Rush in to Donate Sweepstakes
  • Kristin C. – Plainfield, IL
    "I donate because I want to make sure that people who need blood transfusions have access to it. I have the rarest blood type, so I like to think about if I were ever to need a blood transfusion, someone would be kind enough to donate. I’ve also donated plasma and platelets because I know they are important to people with certain health issues."
  • Russell D. – Zionsville, IN "I donate blood because it is quick and easy, and it saves people’s lives."
  • Kenneth S. – Saint Helen, MI "I donate blood because I feel it’s the least I can do to help other people. I feel bad for anyone that needs help and blood can help people in need."
  • Stacie R. – Leesburg, OH "I donate to save lives and provide critical resources for medical treatments, surgeries, and emergencies for those in need."
  • Jennifer P. – Cudahy, WI "I donate blood because I love to help people. Another reason is that I have B- blood and it’s one of the rarest types that is often needed. As a breast cancer survivor who has gone through many surgeries, having blood in case of an emergency is really important."

August Home Entertainment Sweepstakes
  • James C. – Indianapolis, IN
    "Donating platelets is a way to help people in a tough spot. I like to think I’m helping make the world a better place, one donation at a time."
  • Allison W. – Galloway, OH
    "I donate because it’s easy, fast, and convenient to do. I also have one of the more rare blood types. There is only about 2% of the population who have it, so I want to make sure that those people who need it have it available. I like knowing that my donations have benefitted others."
  • John B. – Saint Charles, IL
    "I have donated blood off and on for years throughout my life. I got back into the habit because my son’s friend was diagnosed with leukemia just after graduating high school. I heard he needed blood transfusions as part of his treatment. So I signed up for a local blood drive in my neighborhood. It was a chance to be a hero to someone, even if in just a minor way, and seemed like a pretty good reason to me."

A Year of Streaming Sweepstakes
  • Rebecca C. - Elgin, IL
    "I donate because it's an easy way to care for others. Being a universal and neonatal donor, I love knowing that my blood will quickly be used to help those who need it most!"
  • Kenneth W. - Westerville, OH
    "I give blood for many reasons, but one is the hope to help save another person."

Ride to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winners of the Ride to Save Lives Sweepstakes.

Brian G won a new Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Ride to Save Lives Sweepstakes.

Brian G. - Mayfield, WI
"I choose to donate blood because as a living kidney donor I want to continue to help other people as long as I can."

Kimberly B won a new Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Ride to Save Lives Sweepstakes.

Kimberly B. - Saginaw, WI
"I donate blood because it is a simple thing I can do to help save lives. The fact that I have O Negative blood makes it even more special knowing I can make a difference for ANYONE! I like to do the things that may seem small, but have a big impact on someone else's life."

Weekend Getaway Sweepstakes Winners

Congratulations to these people who won our Weekend Getaway Sweepstakes.

  • Olivia Hilderbrant - OH
  • Ted Hamacher - IN
  • Mason Gallagher - MI

Electric Bike Sweepstakes Winners
  • Lee Carlson - MI
  • Denise Daugherty - WI
  • Robert Steward - IN

Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes Winners

Dawn Dake winning a car in the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Dawn Dake - Oak Creek, WI

Shawn McKenna winning a car in the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Shawn McKenna - Milwaukee, WI

Patrick Morrow winning a car in the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Patrick Morrow - Joliet, IL

Jennifer Jeffrey winning a car in the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Jennifer Jeffrey - Richland, MI


Every day, patients in your community need blood transfusions to survive and thrive. They rely on the generosity of donors like you, who help ensure a safe, healthy blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood today.

Additional donation options: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
Where to Donate Blood Near You
There are may options where you can make your blood, platelet, or plasma donation. Your donations provide hospitals in your community with precious blood products that patients desparately need.
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.
Blood Donation FAQs
Read frequently asked questions involving donor eligibility, donation process, blood safety, platelet donation, plasma donation and more.
Beacon Club Loyalty Program
Blood donors of all blood types and blood drive hosts earn rewards in Versiti’s blood center loyalty club. Donate blood or host a blood drive for rewards.
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.
LGBTQ+ Donor Information
Members of the LGBTQ+ community may be able to donate blood, platelets or plasma, provided that they meet FDA eligibility requirements.