The following school educational programs are available free of charge to schools within Lifebanc's 20-county service area. All programs are developmentally appropriate with correlations to academic standards available.
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Now it's time for campuses across Ohio to take a leap forward in converting organ and tissue donation awareness into action. The college program is designed to engage and educate students about organ donation. Lifebanc representatives, transplant recipients and donor family members are available to speak to classes of any size, campus organizations and student groups. Programs are specifically tailored to the subject area and educational level of the group. Presentations for nursing or health care professional training programs also may include a member of Lifebanc's clinical staff.
Through classroom activities, educational materials and the personal story of a recipient or donor family member, students learn about the organs and tissue that can be donated as well as the donation and organ allocation processes. The program includes a video in which young people encourage students about the need to make an educated donation decision.
It’s the first adult decision of their life...and it just might save one. Teenagers are ready to drive. And with that responsibility is the chance to do something they may never have thought of: saving the life of someone else. When you get your temporary license, driver’s license or even your state identification card, you will be asked if you want to be an organ and tissue donor.
Recognizing the BMV is the first place many Ohioans are approached about the option of becoming a registered donor, Ohio’s legislators mandated that driver training classes provide new drivers with the information needed to make an educated decision about becoming a registered organ and tissue donor. Donate Life Ohio and Ohio’s Department of Public Safety created a video that will help prepare students to make that designated decision and help instructors meet the requirements of legislation requiring the topic of organ and tissue donation be taught in Ohio’s Driver Education classes.
Lifebanc understands that younger people sometimes don’t understand the need for and benefits of organ and tissue donation and the impact donation has on people’s lives. In conjunction with the DVD, Lifebanc volunteers are available to speak to your class CommunityOutreach@lifebanc.org or answer questions the students may have.
Lifebanc representatives use an interactive demonstration of the organ allocation process, a Jeopardy®-style game and an age-appropriate student brochure to discuss the truth about donation. Students have the opportunity to hear a transplant recipient and/or donor family member share his or her personal story. Teachers receive a manual including a 20-minute video, pre-presentation lesson plan and optional follow-up activity.
Scouts can earn a patch by inviting a Lifebanc representative to speak at a meeting, then discussing donation with at least three other people. Lifebanc staff members are available for Eagle Scout and Service Learning Projects regarding organ and tissue donation.
Schedule a Lifebanc School Program online today or for more information, email CommunityOutreach@lifebanc.org.