Donate Life KY launches online health education program to teach children about organ donation


Donate Life KY is revolutionizing elementary education by bringing its in-person program, Life is Cool, to an online platform for fourth graders in Kentucky and West Virginia.

The Life is Cool program follows state-approved program standards for topics such as organs, tissues, blood, corneas, and the importance of making healthy choices. The program aims to educate students about the importance of organ donation.

Teachers will be able to register their class for the program online without disclosing student information and will also have access to resources hosted on the site. These resources include a comprehensive digital teaching manual with discussion topics, support materials for 10 teaching sessions, videos that complement each lesson, and a notebook that tracks student progress.

Donate Life KY has moved to the online platform due to the ongoing pandemic so that students still have a way to experience this educational program, but now virtually. The Life is Cool program provides students with a memorable experience while helping them understand from an early age how organs can be used to help save lives.

“Health education at a young age is important, and this new program will play an important role in teaching students about their bodies as well as increasing health equity in the state” , said Leigh Pennington, Community Educator at Donate Life KY. “This program exemplifies what Donate Life KY does so well, bringing communities together to learn more about organ and tissue donation/transplantation.”

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