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Governor’s Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board Honors County Winners of Video PSA Scholarship Contest

News | Date Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020



NEW CASTLE (Aug. 21, 2020) – The Delaware Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board honored the winners of the third annual Organ Donor Awareness PSA Scholarship Contest at its virtual quarterly meeting Aug. 10. The board funds the video public service contest, open to all Delaware high school students, as a way to increase awareness among young people about becoming a designated organ and tissue donor in Delaware.

 

The scholarship contest is organized by the Delaware Department of Education and Gift of Life, a regional donor program that serves Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and promotes the value of organ and tissue donations with the general public.

“As board members, our responsibility is to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation in Delaware and to encourage our fellow Delawareans to become designated donors,” said Jill Fredel, Chair of the Delaware Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board. “This year’s scholarship winners shared personal stories and involved fellow students in helping to get that message across through their videos. We congratulate all of the scholarship winners for creating new ways for us to reach young people about why organ and tissue donation matters.”

Kent County

  • William Bush, Caesar Rodney High School, $1,000 scholarship

New Castle County

  • Caroline Moloney, Padua Academy, $1,000 scholarship
  • Alice Piffer, Caravel Academy, $500

Sussex County

  • Sydney Scharf, Delmar High School, $1,000 scholarship
  • Aaron Cave, Delmar High School, $500 scholarship

This year’s theme was: “The importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor.”

To view a YouTube playlist of the first-place videos: https://de.gov/1Te

To register to become a designated organ and tissue donor in Delaware:
https://registerme.org/register.aspx

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Governor’s Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board Honors County Winners of Video PSA Scholarship Contest

News | Date Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020



NEW CASTLE (Aug. 21, 2020) – The Delaware Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board honored the winners of the third annual Organ Donor Awareness PSA Scholarship Contest at its virtual quarterly meeting Aug. 10. The board funds the video public service contest, open to all Delaware high school students, as a way to increase awareness among young people about becoming a designated organ and tissue donor in Delaware.

 

The scholarship contest is organized by the Delaware Department of Education and Gift of Life, a regional donor program that serves Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and promotes the value of organ and tissue donations with the general public.

“As board members, our responsibility is to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation in Delaware and to encourage our fellow Delawareans to become designated donors,” said Jill Fredel, Chair of the Delaware Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board. “This year’s scholarship winners shared personal stories and involved fellow students in helping to get that message across through their videos. We congratulate all of the scholarship winners for creating new ways for us to reach young people about why organ and tissue donation matters.”

Kent County

  • William Bush, Caesar Rodney High School, $1,000 scholarship

New Castle County

  • Caroline Moloney, Padua Academy, $1,000 scholarship
  • Alice Piffer, Caravel Academy, $500

Sussex County

  • Sydney Scharf, Delmar High School, $1,000 scholarship
  • Aaron Cave, Delmar High School, $500 scholarship

This year’s theme was: “The importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor.”

To view a YouTube playlist of the first-place videos: https://de.gov/1Te

To register to become a designated organ and tissue donor in Delaware:
https://registerme.org/register.aspx

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