Long Island TRIO at Adelphi Health Fair
Lisa Popovitch and I recently provided information and signed up organ donors at the Adelphi University Health Fair.
I am a two time kidney recipient and an as well as an organ donor. Lisa donated her husband’s tissues and was able to help 38 people. She too is an organ donor.
Our role was to educate students and faculty on being an organ donor. Karen Cummings (form the New York Organ Donor Network (NYODN)) joined us and stayed with us for awhile helping us to recruit organ donors.
Although we were disappointed in the turnout (I would say there was about 350 in attendance), we did manage to sign up five young college students at the fair. We also handed out a lot of Donate Life pamphlets and encouraged students and faculty to read over the information, talk it over with their families and consider becoming organ donors. -Margie Ng-Reilly