Students from the University of Nevada Orvis School of Nursing, in partnership with Nevada Donor Network, hosted a unique event at the University of Nevada campus to promote organ, eye and tissue donation on September 19. The group of students worked with Nevada Donor Network for their community intervention project, which aimed to educate students and faculty about organ, eye and tissue donation, common myths and misconceptions surrounding donation, and the importance of registering.
The students hosted a donor registration drive – complete with dunk tank – outside the Joe Crowley Student Union and volunteered to be dunked every time someone registered. During the event, they registered or reaffirmed 176 people to be donor heroes. For those who couldn’t attend in person but would like to register in honor of the students’ efforts, please visit their custom registration page at www.nvdonor.org/UNRnursing.
“The students demonstrated such creativity when they came up with this event concept,” said Monica Myles, Partner Relations Supervisor for Nevada Donor Network. “They were able to have insightful, important conversations about donation in a really fun and approachable way. We are so proud of them.”
“From the start of their community project the nursing students had a clear vision of how they wanted to educate the students, staff and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno,” said Professor Aubree Carlson, MSN, RN, of the Orvis School of Nursing. “They provided education on the importance of organ and tissue donation while simultaneously creating a fun and inviting atmosphere. I appreciate Orvis School of Nursing’s partnership with Nevada Donor Network and I am so happy to see the student’s hard work result in such a successful event.”
To learn more about the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation, please visit www.nvdonor.org.