Educational Resources

Twenty-two people die every day because the number of people waiting for a life-saving transplant is so much greater than the number of donors. Sharing information about donation in an educational setting is the best way for us to close this gap. The following downloadable resources can help teachers incorporate organ, eye, and tissue donation into their subject curriculum, and help students working on projects or reports on donation.

Want to integrate donation education into your curriculum?

Students will be asked about registering as a donor when they receive their first driver’s license, so it’s especially important to discuss donation with them. These conversations will empower students to make informed decisions.

General Information

Transplantable organs and tissues.
Information on what organs and tissues can be recovered and transplanted, the role they play in the body, and conditions that may lead to the need for a transplant.

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Donation in minority communities

Ethic minorities make up over 50% of the transplant waiting list. This one page sheet provides talking points about donation specifically relating to minorities.

LifeCenter Northwest has a page dedicated to Donation in Minority communities – visit the page by clicking here

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Fast facts.
A quick list of facts regarding donation.

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Action Items

Registration flyer.
A one-page flyer that includes a registration form.

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Request a speaker.
Our volunteers all have a personal connection to donation, and they are happy to share their donation experience with your class.

Click here for speaker request form

Letter to parents.
This letter can be sent home to inform parents that you will be covering donation in your lesson plans. It provides tips for talking with their children about the decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

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Donation resource handout.

A handout to help parents and students find information regarding the organ, eye, and tissue donation question that is asked when receiving a driver’s license.

Download Washington state sheet

Download Montana state sheet

Interactive Media

“It’s Your Choice” video See Sidebar
An educational video about saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Interactive body. See Sidebar
This animation shows students how organs function, the role organs and tissue play in the body, and how they help transplant recipients.

Brain Flow Animation
For most deceased donors, brain death is the legal and medical determination of death. Click on the animation below to see how the blood flow to the brain ceases when a person becomes brain dead.

brain-flow

Worksheets/Games

Donation crossword puzzle.
This crossword puzzle is a fun way for students to learn about different aspects of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

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Donation worksheet.
A short test with multiple choice, true or false, and fill-in-the-blank sections on donation facts, registry information, and approaching the donation conversation.

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