Students participate in state-wide organ donor registration competition
For the first time ever, the Special Populations unit of the McKinley Health Center is sponsoring an organ donor registration drive at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. until Nov. 11. The drive is part of Donate for Life Illinois' 2009 Campus Campaign.
Sixteen Illinois colleges are participating in the 2009 Campus Campaign, which challenges campuses to have as many people register to become organ donors as possible. The two schools that have the largest number of overall registrations and the largest percentage of student body registrations will be announced at the end of the competition, according to the Donate for Life Web site.
Although the Campus Campaign is a competition, no official prizes will be awarded. Every college's primary goal is to get as many people registered as possible, said Katie Olson, graduate assistant of the Special Populations Health Concerns Committee.