ARORA, along with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the transplant community, invites corporations, businesses and organizations of all sizes to create a nationwide network of employers that offers personnel the information, support and opportunity to donate life. The Workplace Partnership for Life is dedicated to assisting individuals who need organs, tissue, marrow/stem cells, or blood by making all Americans aware that transplantation works and that each of us can help. ARORA, the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency invites your organization to participate in this partnership along with us.
Recognizing the diversity among employers and worksites, the Workplace Partnership for Life encourages partners to identify for themselves the specific activities and strategies—all at no cost to your organization—which can be implemented to increase donation. Some ideas for implementing an organ donation awareness plan are listed below. You can choose from this list, or a representative from ARORA can work with you to help your organization create its own unique action plan. Simply call ARORA at 501 907-9126 for more information about how your organization can become a part of the Workplace Partnership for Life.
- Invite ARORA to set up a donor drive at your business. Some companies create registration competitions among departments or field offices.
- Send a paper, electronic or voice message promoting donation from the CEO to each employee.
- Add a pro-donation message to employee pay stubs each month of the year.
- Sponsor a presentation on donation: invite donors, recipients, donor family members and transplant professionals to create a one-hour program for employees. "Lunch and Learns" are a great way to do this.
- Include information in your company newsletter. Feature stories about employees who are recipients, donors, donor family members or employees who are in need of a transplant.
- Sponsor an organ/tissue donor registry card signing event. Some companies create registration competitions among departments or field offices.
- Sponsor a donor family from your organization to attend the National Donor Recognition Ceremony to be held in Washington D.C.
- Make donation stickers for ID badges available to employees who are registered to become donors.
- Hold a “Green Ribbon” Day during Organ Donor Awareness Month in April. Provide green ribbon pins or stickers for employees to wear in honor of organ donors.