Kent State University selected as winner
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The need is still great, but thanks to 13 colleges and universities across the State of Ohio, it is projected nearly 125,000 individuals will be added as registered organ and tissue donors in the Ohio Donor Registry.
Funded by the Second Chance Trust Fund, Donate Life Ohio, its affiliated organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and tissue and eye recovery agencies, partnered with the colleges throughout the state to significantly increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors. As part of the statewide initiative, called Do It Now, each group had a specific target for the number of new registrants they were expected to sign up in their communities based on population and opportunity within their respective regions.
After eight months of hard work and many hours within their communities, the students presented the results of their campaigns May 13 and 14. Kent State University was selected as the winner of the Do It Now college program. Students from Kent State's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter are projected to be credited with more than 12,500 new organ and tissue donors to the Ohio Donor Registry. Kent's PRSSA chapter will be awarded $5,000 for winning the competition and for their efforts during the campaign.
"This was an extremely difficult decision to make," said Chuck Heald,
team leader, Donate Life Ohio. "All of the schools should be commended for
their efforts, as each school developed unique ways to assist us in our
efforts of increasing the number of people on the Ohio Donor Registry.
Additional awards were given away in the following categories:
-- Best overall tactical plan ($250) -- College of Business, University
-- Best presentation ($250) -- Phi Theta Kappa, Sinclair Community
-- Most creative single executi
|SOURCE Donate Life Ohio|
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