With over 2,000 individuals in Louisiana waiting on life-saving organ transplants, it is our goal to ensure our community is properly informed about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Our hope is to inspire a YES from all those we come into contact with as we continue building on Louisiana's growing Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
LOPA's Community Outreach program encompasses a multitude of venues and audiences. Our community partnerships are an essential piece of our outreach efforts. We strive to build relationships within our community to help reach people of all ages, ethnicities and religious preferences.
Raising donor awareness throughout our state is a huge job. LOPA's Community Outreach Team consists of Community Educators, as well as donor families, transplant recipients, waiting list patients and other LOPA team members. LOPA is a partner in the Donate Life Louisiana (DLL) state wide alliance. DLL is a group of organizations whose mission is to educate the citizens of Louisiana about organ and tissue donation, encourage them to register as organ and tissue donors and foster family acceptance of the process.
LOPA's Community Educators are your direct line of communication for scheduling community presentations, events and all-things media. We are available throughout the state and our audiences are unlimited.
Here are just a few types of our ongoing partnerships:
- Elementary, middle and high schools
- College and universities
- Driver's education programs
- Civic and community organizations
- Businesses and corporations
- Offices of Motor Vehicles
Our Community Outreach programs are FREE! We offer formal presentations, health fair exhibits, donor registry drives, smaller group presentations and many other fun ways to promote our message of saving and enhancing lives through donation.