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High School Programs and Resources

A License to Save Lives

Click here to download Gift of Life’s newest resource: A License to Save Lives. This video can be used by teachers and students alike, either in the classroom or for individual self-study.

High School Programs and Resources
  • Invite guest speakers to visit and share personal stories of the life-saving power of donation as well as educational information. Gift of Life can provide speakers free of charge.
  • Incorporate organ donation in your classroom curriculum using one of the curriculum guides.
  • Use the educational modules offered through the Pennsylvania Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Project.
Students from local Philadelphia high schools attend Donors Are Heroes "Spirit for Life" School Summit at Gift of Life
Students from local Philadelphia high schools attend Donors Are Heroes “Spirit for Life” School Summit at Gift of Life
Donors Are Heroes School Summits and Grant Program
  • Attend our “Spirit for Life” Student Summits, fun and educational one-day program at Gift of Life Donor Program. Student Summits offer Philadelphia high school teachers and students a unique day of workshops designed to train students as ambassadors for organ and tissue donation.
  • Generously funded by Donors Are Heroes, these Summits are open to all Philadelphia high schools (public, charter, parochial, or private). During the Summits, students have the opportunity to listen to personal stories of those affected by donation, watch educational presentations, gain public speaking tips, and participate in organ donation-themed activities.
  • Donors Are Heroes also offers grants of up to $5,000 for Philadelphia high schools to complete an outreach project to educate students, teachers, and the school community. You can apply for a grant.
  • For more information, contact the Gift of Life community outreach team at communityoutreach@donors1.org or 215-557-8090.
  • Learn about Donors are Heroes!
Organ Tissue Donation Awareness Project (OTDA)
  • The mission of the OTDA is to implement organ and tissue donation and transplantation education in Pennsylvania’s secondary schools.
  • 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 $2,500 are given.
  • To learn more about OTDA and how to get your school involved, visit the OTDA website or contact Dwendy Johnson at 215-557-8090.