Drive for 3.5 Swings By University of Chicago, North Central College
Posted Aug 24 2008 7:29pm
On Wed. the DLI team dropped by the University of Chicago for a registration drive in conjunction with a team of highly motivated grad students who put together an entire research project to test the influence of positive versus "negative" or "stern" messages amongst a college audience.
Throughout this entire week, the group has been testing different variables to gauge registration results. They've also been staffing registration tables 9 hours a day for the entire week as part of their project! We look forward to seeing the results and I imagine they're looking forward to kicking back this weekend!
Yesterday, we headed out to North Central College where the Students for Organ Donation team has done a stellar job the entire year connecting with students. It was great to hear tons of positive feedback and support for organ donation from the students and in turn to see them taking action via registration.
Kudos to the NCC Chronicle for a great front page article touting NCC student and Students for Organ Donation member Emily Steffen and her personal tie to the issue.
In 2007, Emily donated bone marrow to help save the life of her then 16-year-old brother, David, who was kind enough to come out to our registration event and help register NCC students.
The NCC S.O.D. squad even took time to put together this great poster with testimonials of registered donors from the NCC community touting the importance of registering.
It's been a crazy month and we're all in amazement that somehow we lucked out with the best two weeks of weather so far this year to make it through the Drive for 3.5 . I think we may have finally wore down ole Morgan D' Organ. We'll have to give him a bit of rest and relaxation...it's been a busy National Donate Life Month for our newfound media darling.