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About the Campaign
The Hospital Organ Donation Campaign was launched in June 2011 as a special effort of the Workplace Partnership for Life. Through the campaign, organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations work with hospitals to create engaging donation registration drives, social media campaigns, and other events to raise awareness and register donors within the hospital's facilities and local community.
This national campaign was inspired by a very successful donor registration campaign conducted by the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) in 2008 and 2009.
Read press releases about the Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.
Campus Challenge Stories
All the campuses featured below were Campus Partners in the National Donation Campus Challenge.
Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona teamed up with Donor Network of Arizona in the Donate Life Arizona “Live It. Give It. Campus Challenge,” and together registered 579 new organ and tissue donors in four weeks during National Donate Life Month in April, 2009. The University of Arizona won the challenge for signing up 371 new donors and was presented with the "Live It. Give It" Challenge trophy.
Clemson University and the University of South Carolina partnered with Donate Life South Carolina in the “Donate Life Duel”—a competition between these collegiate rivals to sign up the most organ and tissue donors. More than 3,000 students, alumni, and fans registered their decisions to be organ and tissue donors during the campaign, with Clemson University winning the 2009 Duel by registering 1,716 people on the Donate Life South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
Student volunteers from 15 Campus Partners worked with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and registered more than 1,100 new organ and tissue donors in five weeks in the 2009 Donate Life Illinois Campus Challenge! Winning “most overall registrations” with 205 registrations was Eastern Illinois University, while Kankakee Community College registered the largest percentage of the campus student body as organ and tissue donors.
The Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge for Life was held September 1–November 19, 2009 and was presented by Gift of Life Michigan and Lifeline of Ohio. This campaign resulted in an impressive 116,480 new donors on the Michigan and Ohio donor registries! The campaign challenged fans, students, faculty, and alumni at the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University to sign up the most organ and tissue donors. OSU took home the winning trophy after registering 63,806 new organ and tissue donors on Ohio’s organ donor registry.
The Donate Life football game at the State University of New York - Buffalo, sponsored by Upstate New York Transplant Services, realized more than 300 organ and tissue donor registrations and 600 blood donors.
Materials and Resources
Check out the Campus Challenge Campaign Tool Kit, containing resources and tools created to support Campus Partners and National Partners in promoting and implementing a successful Campus Challenge campaign. Campus Campaign Tool Kit
2009 National Partners in Action
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
2009 Campus Partners in Action
Arizona State University