Why Donate Blood?
Donating blood is an easy way to give back to the community. Blood transfusions treat a myriad of illnesses but blood banks are in a constant shortage. A 10 minute span of time is all it takes for a single donation which can save up to three lives!
How is donating blood is a great way to support the community?
At each Versiti blood drive on Ohio State main campus, all the blood collected goes to the Wexner Medical Center. As such, each donation supports the local community, including blood recipient Chase Hansen.
Chase Hansen was enjoying the life of a typical college student when his health took an unexpected turn. He had been diagnosed with leukemia. Chase was taken to the James Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. While he was there, he received several blood and platelet transfusion that helped save his life during his treatment. Now, Chase is back home and planning his future. By telling his story, he wants everyone to know that donating blood is easy and helps save lives.