Understanding Organ Donation - NC Healthful Living Essential

• Our mission is to inspire more North
Carolinians to register as organ, eye and
tissue donors
• DMV – driver’s license
• Teen Outreach – Drivers Ed and Healthful
• Website and Online Registry Management
• Public Outreach
Top 2 Ways Health Students can be
• Adopt healthy lifestyle habits- and encourage
friends and family to do the same
• Learn about organ donation and how to be a
registered donor
Introduce the Curriculum and Tools
Understand the Basics of Organ Donation
Understand the NC Donor Registry and How to Register
Share Importance of Follow-Up with Family
Ray of Hope Video
Transplant Recipient Crystal Sharpe
Curriculum Materials
Summarize procedures for organ donation,
state and local resources, and benefits
9.PCH. 1.2 Healthful Living Standards
Students will:
• Understand the basics of the donation and the opportunity
to save lives
• Understand how to register and the legal decision they are
• Share their decision with family members
What’s in the curriculum packet?
Lesson Plan
Stories of Hope
DVD & Discussion
Question Guide
Share Your
Donation Handouts
Lesson Plan
Provides suggestions for how to use each
item and uses the following structure:
Time Frame: Variable 15 to 45 minutes
based on activities selected
DVD & Discussion Guide
Stories of Hope DVD:
ESPN’s Ray of Hope (15 min.)
CBS’ Jason Ray Story (6 min.)
CBS’ Chris Henry Story (8 min.)
Samantha’s Story (4 min.)
Understanding Donation Handout
• Describes donation &
what can be transplanted
• Facts about donation
• NC Donor Registry and
how to register
Set of 40 Reusable
Handouts Provided
Handout (continued)
•Shows organs & tissues
commonly transplanted
•Describes difference between
living & deceased donation
•Up to 50 people’s lives can be
saved/improved by one donor!
3,500 people waiting in NC
What is the NC Donor Registry?
• At 16, DMV License Examiner will ask you if
you would like to be an organ donor.
• If you say, “Yes,” a
is added to your
driver’s license
• Joining the registry is a legal decision. Once
you turn 18, your decision may not be
overturned by others.
• Making the decision yourself relieves your
family from having to make this decision.
Please share your decision with your family!
Quick Facts
Saying “yes” to donation will not affect
your medical care.
Quick Facts
People of all ages and medical histories
can join the registry!
Quick Facts
There is no cost to the donor or their family for
Quick Facts
When minorities register as donors, it increases
the likelihood that good matches can be found
for minority patients.
Quick Facts
All major religions support organ donation or
view it as an individual’s decision.
Quick Facts
An open casket funeral is possible - the body is
treated with care, respect and dignity.
Quick Facts
Organ distribution system is based on:
•blood type
•time on the waiting list
•geographical location
•severity of illness/other medical criteria
Factors such as race, gender, income, or celebrity status
are never considered.
Quiz & Answer Key
•Short, 8 question quiz
•Answer Key is provided
on the back
Share Your Decision
• Assignment to prompt
conversations with
• Should be returned with
parent signature
Consider offering extra credit
for completed assignments
Thank You!
Thank you for taking time to learn about
Inspiring donors
through social media
• Facebook.com/DonateLifeNC
• @DonateLifeNC on Twitter
• LinkedIn for professional
• Donation Corps Blog:
A Nationwide Movement
For more information or to help with customizing our
curriculum for Healthful Living classes:
Follow @DonateLifeNC on Twitter
Sharon Hirsch, Executive Director,
[email protected]

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