LCHS FBLA Strives For “5 A Day” During November
The Livingston Central High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America is working hard on their Community Service Project this month. The LCHS FBLA has partnered with KODA (Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates) and the Livingston County Circuit Clerk’s Office to register at least five people per day from Livingston County and the surrounding community to become organ donors. They will be passing out flyers and information at local churches and businesses throughout the month and holding registry events to spread awareness about organ donation.
There are currently more than 118,000 people on the national transplant waiting list and approximately 1,000 of those are Kentucky residents. Several members of the LCHS FBLA have learned that they have been affected more closely by organ donation than they realized. LCHS Junior Hailey Stafford spoke at the October meeting to fellow FBLA members about how her uncle was an organ donor upon his death and was able to save over eight lives through this generous donation. “After that experience, I knew I wanted to become an organ donor too and signed up as soon as I got my license,” Stafford stated. Mrs. Pam Simmons, teacher for Livingston County Schools, spoke at the November club meeting about her mother who received a heart transplant over 30 years ago and in doing so was able to live 21 years longer than doctors expected.
How can you get involved? If you are over the age of 16 you can join the Organ Donor Registry. Signing up to become an organ donor is easy. You can use this link that will take you to the webpage specifically for the LCHS FBLA sign up campaign: https://registerme.org/campaign/livingston. You can also download the Bridge2Life App on your smart phone which will connect you to the online registry and provide you with more information about organ donation. Or sign up at the Circuit Clerk’s office when you renew your driver’s license and donate $1.00 to the Donate Life campaign to help with educational efforts regarding organ donation.