JCHS Organ Donor

Parents and volunteers hand out swag to students, courtesy of Life Link Foundation and Donate Life Georgia, to raise awareness of organ donation at Johns Creek High School April 12.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Johns Creek High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association hosted a booth April 12 to educated students about becoming a registered organ donor. 

According to Donate Life America, more than 114,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. About 58 percent of the U.S. adult population are registered organ donors. 

For National Donate Life month, the PTSA held an educational booth during students’ lunch to help them make an informed decision about organ donation.

“Many teens are looking at the question ‘Do you want to be an organ donor, yes or no?’” said Stephanie Zimmerman, one of the event organizers. “We wanted them to have accurate information they could discuss with there parents so they can make a well-informed decision.”

Students also received a gift bag with awareness bracelet, pop sockets and other swag courtesy of Life Link Foundation and Donate Life Georgia.

Several students were able to be registered as organ donors. This was a first-of-its-kind event for Fulton County Schools. 

“It’s not a cause people even think about,” Zimmerman said. “But if they think about it ahead of time, it makes a lot of things easier should there by a catastrophic event.”

For more information or to register to be an organ donor, visit donatelife.net.

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