Public Education

Educating our communities about the importance of organ and tissue donation and donor designation is critical to OurLegacy’s life-saving mission. Informing individuals about the donation process and how donation and transplantation affects families and communities empowers them to make a confident decision regarding their donation wishes.

National research conducted by Donate Life America concluded that a majority of Americans support donation but more than half were unaware of their state's process for designating their status as a donor. In Florida, individuals can designate their wishes (1) when applying for or renewing a driver license or ID card with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or (2) by registering online with the Donate Life Florida registry.

OurLegacy maintains relationships with driver license offices, schools, places of worship, service organizations, companies, and the media to support educational initiatives including Workplace Partnership for Life, Faith Community Outreach, Driver License Office Education, the Decision: Donation High School education program, and more. Presentations and campaigns are supported by speakers, printed materials and scores of spirited and caring volunteers.