In our FREE Transplantation Science program, we’re introducing students in grades 6 through 12 to the interesting and complex world of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation! This program is meant to enhance any anatomy, health or biology program. The curriculum was created by experts in the field of donation and transplantation and it promises to deliver a top-notch, hands-on educational experience for teachers and students.
“This is an incredible presentation and the in-person hands-on materials are the most powerful thing I have seen to help my students learn. The students mentioned how the personal stories in the video and booklet caused them to stop and think about the “human aspect” within the context of learning about science. They more deeply understood the connection between science and human experiences.”
~ High School Teacher
Transplantation Science students have the chance to:
- Learn about each transplantable organ and how it functions.
- Examine real, plastinated organ and tissue specimens from the human body.
- Learn about the conditions leading to the need for a transplant.
- Learn how organ allocation works and complete exercises to match example donors and recipients.
- Experience the difficulty of trying to see with corneal blindness.
- Learn the facts of donation and transplantation and about Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming.
- And much more!
Managed by Donor Alliance, this program is free for middle and high school students in Colorado and Wyoming. Do you still have questions? We can help! We have compiled some educational resources and answered the most common FAQs to help you learn more about the Transplantation Science program:
Check out this short, five-minute video that explains how the Transplantation Science program works: