By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 05, 2019 at 11:26 AM

After 72 years, BloodCenter of Wisconsin has changed its name to Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. As of this afternoon, a new sign atop its headquarters, 638 N. 18th St., will reflect the name change. 

"The installation of the Versiti sign on our headquarters building is a reflection of our strong commitment to this community," says Versiti President and CEO Chris Miskel. "The Versiti logo signifies a beacon of hope and innovation. It’s a moment of great pride for us, and my hope is that the bright beacon is a daily reminder to the community that we can only rely on each other for the life-saving gift of blood."

Versiti donor centers across Wisconsin will receive new signs throughout 2019, as well as Versiti’s other affiliate organizations: Michigan Blood, Indiana Blood, and Heartland BloodCenters in Chicagoland.

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.