Savannah State University (SSU) was crowned the 2013 Battle for Life winner in competition against Fort Valley State and Albany State for which University could register the most organ donor designations during October. Although SSU is the official winner, LifeLink of Georgia commends each university on the tremendous effort put forth by students, faculty, and alumni to spread the life-saving message of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Over 2,000 donor designations were recorded during the Campus Challenge; a record number of designations in a one month time period for a single campaign.
LifeLink of Georgia’s Education Specialists, Amanda Hollowell presented Miss Savannah State University with the award during halftime of the SSU Men’s Basketball game versus Hampton State University. After the game students were invited to the Student Union Ballroom for a winner’s reception.
“This was an awesome effort by the Savannah State University community, they were able to register 863 new donors. What a great impact, I truly enjoyed partnering with SSU,” says Education Specialist, Amanda Hollowell.
Currently more than 119,000 people are listed for an organ transplant nationwide; in Georgia over 4,000 of our family members, friends and colleagues await their Gift of Life. Every 11 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list and sadly, approximately 18 people die daily because of the organ shortage.
To learn more about organ, eye, and tissue donation and to designate your decision to Donate Life, visit www.donatelifegeorgia.org