This year, the Nicholas County High School FBLA chapter partnered with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) for a “5 a day” campaign. Organ donation is close to their hearts because their local chapter has two families affected by organ donation.
“I realize the importance of being an advocate for organ donation. I also thank the family that made the ultimate sacrifice to donate their loved ones organs, so I could live.” Wilson Switzer, FBLA President and Liver recipient.
The FBLA chapter invited five families to join them at Jacket Madness on November 10th to help bring awareness to organ donation.
- Arian Florence (liver recipient) and family
- Laura Duncan (her mother is a liver recipient) and family including her three young daughters.
- Robin Howard (kidney recipient)
- Wilson Switzer and family
- Bonita Andrus and family
“Signing up to be on the organ donor registry is something only discussed when you get or renew your license. We wanted to make people more aware of the facts and myths surrounding organ donors. There is so much false information; this became more about educating the community than signing up donors.” Kim Simons, FBLA Adviser
To date, the FBLA chapter has signed up an astonishing 145 potential new people to the registry.
If you would like more information about organ donation, please contact Kim Simons, FBLA Adviser at 859-289-3780 or to register, go to the following website; https://registerme.org/campaign/nicholas. Anyone over the age of 15 can sign up with the last four digits of their social security number.