The first Gift8Lives meeting at Troy High was a success! Around 30 people came to learn more about what Gift8Lives does and our plans for the upcoming school year regarding organ donation education!
Since 2010, libraries across Michigan have participated in this simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and to encourage them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 62% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry. That discrepancy is largely due to state residents not knowing how to join the donor registry, or having unanswered questions about donation. Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that informational need. At Troy High, we hosted a table in the library where we talked to over 60 people about organ/tissue donation! Troy High's Media center is the first high school library to participate in Michigan Libraries for Life.
As ClubMed’s Doctor Lecture Coordinator, I brought in Mrs. Carlson, a nurse practitioner, to speak to Troy High ClubMed! The students enjoyed learning about what a career as a nurse practitioner entails, and I am looking forward to the next doctor lecture!