The Donate Life Club is a Unyts sponsored multi-disciplinary program that assists groups of students at area high schools in the planning, development and implementation of a campaign to increase awareness about organ, tissue, and blood donation among their peers. Students involved in the group at their school have an opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills, as well as earn 25 volunteer hours while in the club, with the potential to earn more. Involvement in the Donate Life Club provides students with skills they can apply in future academic and work related activities. This club also allows students the opportunity to establish themselves as members of the community through outreach events.
 
The Donate Life Club program was established in 2004 with 5 pilot schools. We are proud to announce that Unyts now partners with over 70 schools in the Western New York community! We hope that over the next few years, each high school across Western New York is a participating member of the Donate Life Club!
 
If you are interested in starting a club at your school, please contact Maureen MacLefko, Community Partnership Manager at 716-853-6667 Ext. 3807 or at mmaclefko@unyts.org

 

Benefits of Unyts’ High School Donate Life Clubs
 
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Students experience the opportunity to establish themselves as giving members of the community through character education and support of donation awareness campaigns and blood drives. Students have the opportunity to co-present to Board, PTA and Faculty meetings.
 
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE
Students receive 25 community service hours for being involved with the Unyts Donate Life Club and are given the chance to participate in a variety of other service-based opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer, gain additional service hours and intern with Unyts.
 
  • CAREER EXPLORATION
Students encounter a variety of professionals via tours, in-classroom presentations and job shadows – including Allied Health Professions, Marketing & Communications, Business Administration/Finance and Social Work.
 
  • ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
The experiences that students are given in the program better prepare them for future success! From service opportunities to campaign planning, students become key ambassadors and establish a foundation of demonstrated leadership and management skills.
 
  • REPUTATION & COMMUNITY IMPACT
A collaborative partnership between your educational institution and Unyts is a winning combination! Together, we can enhance and save lives in the Western New York community.

 

Donate Life Club School Resources