March 20 — 4:02 pm, 2018

Teachers invited to free workshop about organ-donation curriculum


The Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Spring Institute is inviting teachers to a free workshop where they’ll learn how to apply for grants of up to $4,000 per year to teach a curriculum to high school students about being an organ donor.

The workshop will be held May 10-11 at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pa. Teachers of all disciplines are welcome, and Act 48 credit will be available upon completion. While there, teachers will learn about grant-writing basics, the fundamentals of organ donation, the latest medical advancements in organ donation and transplants, and more.

The program seeks to educate high school students and their families about organ donation to help them make informed decisions about whether the procedure is right for them. By offering this professional workshop, the institute hopes to assist the more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians waiting for an organ transplant.

Complimentary double-occupancy lodging is available for teachers who register before April 6, but space is limited.

The program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, and the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Project. Registration will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The institute will conclude by noon on Friday, May 11.

To register online, go to

For more information, contact Sue Howes, OTDA project coordinator, at or 717-606-1795.

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