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The Organ Tissue Donation Awareness Project strives to include organ and tissue donation education in Pennylvania's classrooms to educate students.
The mission of the Organ Tissue Donation Awareness Project (OTDA) is to implement organ/tissue donation and transplantation education in Pennsylvania's secondary schools. To this end, OTDA now provides a step-by-step toolkit and guide for secondary education teachers to implement in various classes across the curriculum. Aligned with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards, this interdisciplinary teaching tool is easy to use and completely reproducible for immediate use in the secondary education setting. The kit contains teacher-developed lesson plans, resources, and real-life stories from across Pennsylvania. The OTDA Education Project gives teachers concrete tools to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills needed to understand the donation process.
The OTDA Project hosts an annual mini grant competition for Pennsylvania secondary schools to encourage teachers to implement the OTDA Curriculum Toolkit in their classroom. Awards of up to $5,000 are given. The grant application can be downloaded here: Mini-Grant Application
To learn more about OTDA and how to get your school involved, visit the OTDA website or call Todd Franzen at 215-557-8090 ext. 1173.
Contact Todd Franzen to arrange for a speaker for your school or to get more information about this life-saving educational program.
The Interactive Body
Explore the Interactive Body to learn about organs and tissues needed for others awaiting transplants.
National Donor Sabbath, observed annually in November, seeks to educate faith-based communities about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. Order free materials to celebrate National Donor Sabbath, taking place Nov. 13-15!