Armstrong State University, Darton State College, and Middle Georgia State University are Georgia educational institutions that all share the same goal in empowering their students to be change agents and make a positive impact in the world. This year, they will join in the “Battle for Life” campus challenge by implementing organ donor drives on their respective campuses and throughout their communities.
LifeLink®, the nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization in Georgia, is facilitating this competition which will result in individuals learning the facts about donation and transplantation, and signing up on the Georgia Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The goal is to register at least 2,000 new organ donors by October 31, 2015. The university with the most registrations at the completion of the campaign will win a special prize!
Currently more than 123,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant nationwide; in Georgia over 4,300 of our family members, friends and colleagues await their Gift of Life. Every 10 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list and, sadly, approximately 22 people die daily because of the organ shortage.
Students will be available on the Macon Campus in the Student Life Center lobby, Jones Building lobby and PSC by Starbuck’s on Mondays and Wednesdays through the end of October to answer questions and sign up donors. Stay tuned for other campus sign up locations.
For more information and to designate your decision to save lives, visit www.donatelifegeorgia.org. Make sure to click on ‘Events’ in the ‘’How did you hear about us’’ section and in the second drop box, click on Middle Georgia State University.