This program geared towards middle school aged student’s, focuses on wellness and maintaining healthy organs. Representatives from ConnectLife will educate students on organ donation, the importance of caring for your body, the purpose each organ serves, and why people may be in need of an organ. We will then discuss the various ways we can ensure keeping those organs healthy (eating healthy, staying physically fit, not smoking/drinking alcohol). We will also discuss various illnesses that are increasing in children/teens such as diabetes, obesity and how they affect our organs and overall well-being. Students will be given the opportunity to explore their own eating habits and come up with a healthy meal plan, to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
Additionally, by using blood jugs (water and red food coloring), we will discuss who is in need of blood, why people need blood and the importance of blood donation. The blood jugs will show the students how much blood they have in their body, compared to an adult and an infant, as well as how valuable blood is to those who are in need.
Students will also have the opportunity to run a donate life campaign in their school, leading up to a blood drive. Students will incorporate the importance of blood donation and education regarding preparation, as well as the donation process as a whole, with in their school community. A mini health fair, awareness tables, and marketing campaigns are ways to promote this event.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Maureen MacLefko, Manager of Education and Mission Integration at 716-529-4353 or submit the form below.