Looking to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation on your college campus? Look no further! Gift of Life offers many ways to spread the word about the life-saving power of donation and transplantation on a busy college campus.
How to get involved:
- Hold an organ donor registration drive on campus, utilizing the online registries to sign up students. Gift of Life can provide guidance on how to register others through the online portals.
- Invite a Gift of Life speaker to present to your class.
- Encourage your college newspaper to print a story about organ and tissue donation and how to become involved on your campus.
- Promote donation at sporting events on campus.
For more than 20 years, Gift of Life has supported Rowan University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and sponsors its annual National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC). This competition encourages PRSSA chapters across the country to promote organ donor awareness and family discussion. PRSSA Chapters create a campaign and host a day-long event to generate awareness among their peers, faculty members and the community. Following the event, chapters submit a binder outlining the planning and the event as it occurred – to be submitted to a panel of judges at Rowan University. Three grand (monetary) prizes, along with an honorable mention, will be awarded at the PRSSA National Conference each October.
DLPA Registration Challenge
DLPA has partnered with the NODAC to challenge Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters in Pennsylvania to not only spread organ donor awareness, but also register students, faculty and staff on campus as organ donors. As part of the DLPA Registration Challenge, participating state chapters will not only be challenged to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation, but will also look to register as many residents as possible during the month of April.