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Monday, May 24, 2010



HELENA - State officials report that 682 people registered to become ogran donors during the recently held ‘Donate Life Today' campaign which took place on college campuses across the state.

"We applaud our Campus Corps members, college students and the public for participating in the ‘Donate Life Today' challenge," said Jan Lombardi, Director of the Governor's Office of Community Service."I congratulate our campuses for registering the most donation wishes in history of the campus challenge."

The ‘Donate Life Today' challenge is a partnership with the Governor's Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact, the state's largest higher education network and host organization of the Campus Corps- AmeriCorps program, andDonate Life Today the organ, eye, and tissue donor registry for Montana.

Seventeen Montana college campuses competed to register the most organ, eye and tissue donations during the month of April. The campuses competed in three categories based on campus size.

The Campus Challenge winners were Rocky Mountain College, in the small campus category, Montana Western, for medium campus and the Univeristy of Montana, in the large campus category.

    "Up to 50 people can have their lives saved or improved by just one donor," said Josh Vanek, Network Services Director for Montana Campus Compact. "I'm excited to see how our Campus Corps members mobilized students and the public, in person, and through new technologies like twitter, facebook and texting to make an actual difference by registering so many donation wishes."

    The winners of the Registry Challenge will receive a $500 donation that can be used for hosting a campus-community volunteer recognition event or may be donated to a local charity aligned with the mission of Donate Life Today.

    "I was really impressed at our campus in helping set an overall statewide record this year," said Jon Stephani, Campus Corps team leader at the University of Montana Western. "We're donating our $500 dollars to the Beaverhead County Humane Society for their program to rehabilitate dogs as pet companions for people with disabilities."

    UM in Missoula and Rocky Mountain College will be hosting campus-community volunteer recognition events.

    For more information about organ, eye and tissue donation, click here.

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