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2008 Service Leadership Camp Univ Ch Presentation

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A presentation given to college service leaders, encouraging their participation in the annual Gift of Life University Challenge.

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  1. 1. Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge Linda Buck, RN Liver Transplant Recipient Critical Care Nurse Master’s Candidate, Grand Valley State University Jennifer Tislerics Gift of Life Michigan Special Events & Partnerships Coordinator
  2. 2. Why do Organ and Tissue Donation matter to college students? <ul><li>Someone you know may need a transplant </li></ul><ul><li>Someone you know may become a potential donor </li></ul><ul><li>The law changed in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>You want to win the Traveling Trophy! </li></ul>Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  3. 3. Why do Organ and Tissue Donation matter to college students? Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge The North Wind Online NMU paper Sept. 18, 2008
  4. 4. Linda Buck The story of a liver transplant recipient University Challenge Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  5. 5. University Challenge <ul><li>In Michigan, as of September 17, 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>231 organ donors (779 organs transplanted) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>556 tissue donors (countless transplants) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currently Waiting for a Life-Saving Organ Transplant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3,197 Michigan Patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>99,724 U.S. Patients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thousands more need cornea and tissue transplants! </li></ul>Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  6. 6. University Challenge <ul><li>Do you know if… </li></ul><ul><li>your parents want to become donors? </li></ul><ul><li>your siblings want to become donors? </li></ul><ul><li>your grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins? </li></ul><ul><li>your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your family know if YOU want to donate? </li></ul>Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  7. 7. University Challenge Ways to indicate you want to be a donor <ul><li>Tell your family </li></ul><ul><li>Include it in your will </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the back of your driver’s license or state ID </li></ul>Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  8. 8. University Challenge <ul><li>What is the Michigan Organ Donor Registry? </li></ul><ul><li>Computerized database, available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Only accessed by Gift of Life at the time of death </li></ul><ul><li>First Person Consent – your wishes are #1 priority </li></ul>As of January 2007, the red heart donor sticker is given to all Michigan residents who sign up on the Donor Registry! Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  9. 9. University Challenge So what’s this University Challenge about? <ul><li>More than 90% of Americans support donation </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 50% know how to sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Only 14% signed up on Michigan Donor Registry </li></ul>Help spread the word about the Donor Registry! Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  10. 10. University Challenge So what’s this University Challenge about? Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge Artists & Graphic Designers Musicians – Band, Choir Sororities, Fraternities Student Government Nursing, Pre-Med Residence Halls Honor Society Athletic Dept. Faculty Senate Administration Minority Outreach Groups School Paper Alumni
  11. 11. University Challenge How do we participate? Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge <ul><li>Donor Registry tables on campus (student union, cafeterias, athletic events, high traffic events) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a memorable URL (link to Gift of Life) </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in school publications </li></ul><ul><li>Put on a rock concert with local bands </li></ul><ul><li>Give away free stuff if they “Show Us Your Heart” </li></ul><ul><li>Have intra-group competitions on campus </li></ul><ul><li>ASK FOR HELP from lots of groups </li></ul><ul><li>Pass a resolution (student gov’t, President, Board) </li></ul>
  12. 12. University Challenge How do we participate? <ul><li>Sign up students, faculty, alumni, friends, family on the Donor Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Email chains – hyperlink to the Donor Registry </li></ul><ul><li>My Space, Facebook, blogs – link to the Donor Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute fliers in classrooms, dorms, cafeterias </li></ul><ul><li>Local television, radio and newspaper stories (Letters to the Editor!) </li></ul><ul><li>Hang posters, display table-tents </li></ul><ul><li>Involve other student groups, student government, Pan-Hellenic Council </li></ul><ul><li>Promote at campus churches, temples, mosques </li></ul>Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  13. 13. University Challenge How do we win? <ul><li>Two trophies awarded annually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most donor registrations (flat number) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most donor registrations compared to student population (percentage) </li></ul></ul>Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge
  14. 14. University Challenge 2009 University Challenge <ul><li>January 14 – February 25 (6 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide school name, student population to </li></ul><ul><li>Gift of Life (including grad students) </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in November conference call </li></ul><ul><li>Join the group </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a Poster Contest Entry by October 30, 2008 </li></ul>Jennifer Tislerics, Gift of Life Michigan [email_address] 800-482-4881, ext. 1048 For more info, visit: giftoflifemichigan.org (click on Community Partners, then Education) Connecting Campus Groups Around a Universal Cause: The Gift of Life University Challenge

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