ULM Communication students to promote organ donation at November campus pop-up

Monroe, La. – The University of Louisiana-Monroe’s Communication Program students will host a Pop-Up and Flash Donation Sign-Up in collaboration with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) on Monday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The event will take place on ULM’s campus, in front of the Student Union Building, next to the library.

With over 2,000 individuals in Louisiana waiting on life-saving organ transplants, this event will raise awareness in the Ouachita community about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation just before the Thanksgiving holiday. “It gives you the last chance to be a hero to somebody that desperately needs one. You don’t need your organs in heaven, so give your organs here and help save a life,” said Jonathan Perry, father of 6-month-old organ donor, John Clarke. LOPA representatives, donor families, recipient families, and ULM students will be available to help individuals register as organ donors and for photo opportunities and interviews.

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) was established on April 1, 1988, as an independent, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency and is tasked with two main objectives; housing and maintaining the Louisiana Donor Registry, and recovering organs and tissue for transplant. LOPA’s Core Purpose is “Making Life Happen”. To find out more about organ donation, visit LOPA’s website at https://www.lopa.org.

For more information please email Raven Smith at smithrg@warhawks.ulm.edu.