Clarion University’s ASN Nursing Club received first place in the Center for Organ Recovery & Education College Challenge in which clubs raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea, donation, and to register new organ donor as possible.
Thanks to Clarion's efforts, 334 new organ donors registered to become organ and tissue donors potentially saving 2,672 lives.
The challenge is held in coordination with national donor month, which is in April. The challenge begin Feb. 14 and ended April 12.
Clarion learned its ASN club won the top prize of $1,000 April 26. For winning top prize, the team will attend an Advocate appreciation dinner May 30 in Pittsburgh.
The team includes:
- Steph Zimmerman
- Lisa Bowser
- Angela Remmick
- Clint Eakin
- Hannah Keyes
- Katrina Favreau
- Ali Fleming
- Christina Weidle
- Debra Flaherty
- Helen Baker
The club hosted events and drives to register new donors, created social media posts and held a fundraiser at Pizza Hut in Oil City.
Scoring to win the prize included:
- Donor designation drive for 20 points (a booth/table at UPMC Northwest at lunch and dinner with more than 40 new donors registering)
- Special Event - 25 points (hosted a shamrock cookie and shake day at Venango campus with more than 40 donor applicants)
- Social Media Posts – 5 points for each post
- Fundraiser – (fundraiser at Pizza Hut in Oil City where $125 was raised for CORE)
- New donor equaled 5 points per person