From blood donation to cancer research, Versiti's mission is to save lives.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin logoSaving and enhancing patients’ lives is central to everything we do. Versiti  provides communities with a continuum of care that includes the discovery, diagnosis and treatment of many life-altering health conditions. The diversity of our expertise, educational capabilities, and innovation makes Versiti a truly unique organization.

Learn more about the important work being done at Versiti by visiting our website or connecting with us through social media.


Located on the MRMC campus, the Versiti Blood Research Institute (VBRI) is a premier research facility for the investigation of blood-related diseases and conditions such as sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and leukemia. Our world-class scientists are making discoveries that improve diagnoses, advance treatments, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for patients worldwide.

Since 1947, VBRI has advanced scientific breakthroughs that have helped patients suffering from:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Blood diseases
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

VBRI counts more than 30 investigator-level scientists and houses core facilities that provide specialized research services to investigators and laboratory staff.


VBRI also sponsors several seminar series and lectures throughout the year, bringing together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and investigators to hear talks and learn from nationally and internationally recognized scientists whose work is relevant to research at VBRI. Topics include:


Our lifesaving work would not be possible without the philanthropic support and generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations that help advance our mission to save lives.  Learn how you can support the Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation through financial giving.

MicrosoftTeams-image-(10).pngWauwatosa Donor Center

There are many reasons to give blood, including the opportunity to improve and save lives while engaging in a rewarding personal experience. One of many donor centers across the state, the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin's Wauwatosa donor center is located in the VBRI building on the MRMC campus. Visit our website to learn more and make an appointment to donate blood.  Or call 877-BE-A-HERO.

Versiti Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders

Versiti Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders (CCBD) provides diagnosis and ongoing medical care and supportive services for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Versiti CCBD is located in the VBRI building on MRMC’s campus.