Celebrate 80 Years of Saving Lives with Versiti’s Parking Lot Party

I can not shout louder from the rooftops the need for people to donate blood. Thankfully, there are organizations like Versiti that make it super easy, and occasionally worth your while!

They’ve been collecting blood donations and helping save lives for 80 years! To mark the occasion, they are hosting a party at their headquarters in Aurora!

From 11am-6pm on Thursday, July 27th, Versiti is taking over the parking lot with Food Trucks, Family Fun Activities, hopefully a partner car show and much more. It will be a super fun event, and of course, there is a blood drive attached, with a goal of 100 units donated. Can you be a part of the party and save some lives while you are at it?!

If you’d like to go, head over to 1200 N Highland Ave!

Did you know that even though approximately 38% of the population is eligible to donate blood, less than 5% actually do? Every day, patients in our communities need red blood cells, platelets and plasma to keep them feeling healthy and strong. The blood you donate today ensures there is enough for tomorrow.

If you happen to have Type O blood like I do, it’s even more important to donate! Type O negative red cells can be given to patients of all blood types. Because only 11.24%
of Versiti’s donations are type O negative, it’s often in great demand and short supply.

Just ONE donation can save up to THREE lives! JUST ONE!!!

If that’s not enough, consider than donating blood burns up to 650 calories! On a diet or exercise plan? Try donating!

If you can’t make it to Versiti’s party on Thursday the 27th, take a look at all the donation events you CAN attend.

Help those with cancer and other diseases. Give blood!