June 1, 2016 // Donor Alliance in the Community
Donor Alliance in the Community
Colorado HOSA has chosen Donor Alliance as ‘Partner of the Year.’ HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and helps prepare middle, high school and post-secondary students to deliver compassionate, quality care in their future careers.
Donor Alliance has been active at HOSA’s conferences and in its classrooms, educating students on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation as part of a complete healthcare system through its award-winning Transplantation Science program. During Transplantation Science students receive hands-on educational experience on the science behind organ, eye and tissue donation, including: learning about each transplantable organ, examining real, plastinated organ and tissue specimens, learning about the conditions leading to the need for a transplant and how organ allocation works.
Donor Alliance also awarded scholarships to select HOSA students, helping advance the organization’s mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
“Words can’t describe how grateful I am for you and your company’s help and I truly hope that I can live up to the challenge of becoming an innovative and inspiring nurse,” said one HOSA Donor Alliance scholarship recipient.
Transplantation Science reached nearly 12,000 students across Colorado and Wyoming during the 2015/16 school year. If you are or know of a middle or high school teacher who may be interested in bringing the program to your school, please visit DonorAlliance.org/TransplantationScience or contact Tae Stamper.