PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - Owens Community College students are raising society's awareness about the benefits of organ and tissue donation by serving as host to an Organ and Tissue Donation Registration and Public Display on Friday, April 2. The public is encouraged to join the campus community and participate in the educational awareness program.
Owens' Organ and Tissue Donation Registration and Public Display will be available from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the College Hall Atrium on the Toledo-area Campus. The College is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
The organ and tissue donation awareness program is being presented in collaboration with Life Connection of Ohio, which serves as the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for Northwest and West Central Ohio. The overall educational awareness program is coordinated by Owens studentJean Clark of Perrysburg as part of a community activism project in her Multicultural Diversity in the United States class.
Attendees will have the opportunity to become an organ and tissue donor by joining the Ohio Donor Registry through the registration process with Life Connection of Ohio. In addition to organ and tissue registration, individuals can pickup literature specific to the benefits of organ andtissue donation.
Owens' community awareness program is taking place in conjunction with April serving as National Donation Life Month, which was established in 2003 to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow and blood donors.
Life Connection of Ohio was founded with the overall mission of serving humanity by ending the wait for organ and tissue transplants in a manner that is beneficial to patients, donor families, health careprofessionals and the public.