Life. Love. Legacy. Mark Yes.
Iowa Donor Network is pleased to announce the release of new driver's education materials for instructors aimed at Iowa teenagers.
An average of 22 people die every day due to the shortage of available organ donors in the US. There are currently more than 120,000 Americans awaiting for a life-saving organ transplant. On average, a person is added to the organ transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
The Good News
The majority of Americans have already registered as organ, tissue and eye donors giving hope to those in need. For many teenagers visiting a driver’s license issuance site is the first time they will be asked an adult question: “Would you like to be added to the Iowa Donor Registry?” Marking “Yes” gives legal consent to donate organs, tissues and corneas.
Education is Key
About 98 percent of Iowa's registered donors said "Yes" while applying for their driver's license. As driver's education instructors, helping the next generation of registered donors make an informed decision is key in helping to bring down the waitlist to zero.
These resources are intended to be used by driver’s education instructors in the classroom. If you have any questions or would like these materials in a different format, email Public Outreach Specialist Anne Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org. To request a speaker to present in your classroom, click here.
The following resources are available for download:
This 7 minute film can be streamed online below and is also embedded in the PowerPoint presentation.