Beach High health occupation students register organ donors

Beach High School Health Occupation Students of America students. (Submitted photo)
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. week, Beach High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) organized an educational campaign to debunk myths surrounding organ donation and to highlight the number of African Americans awaiting a lifesaving transplant. Inspired by King’s quote, “What have you done to help others?,” students chose to advocate for organ and tissue donation.

Throughout the week, HOSA students, talked to their peers about the importance of donation. The campaign resulted in 210 donor designations, a record number of donor designations coordinated through a HOSA event in Georgia.

With the guidance of HOSA advisors and LifeLink of Georgia Educational Specialist Amanda Hollowell, HOSA students learned the facts about organ donation, such as that one organ donor can save up to eight lives and improve dozens more. Then, they took their newfound knowledge to their peers to make sure their peers understood the gift of life organ donors provide those waiting for a transplant. Continue reading
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