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Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: Jill.Fredel@delaware.gov

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Mary Fenimore
Email: DPHMedia@Delaware.gov

Date: June 16, 2021
DHSS-6-2021





GOVERNOR'S ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR AWARENESS BOARD HONORS STATEWIDE WINNERS OF VIDEO PSA SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST


NEW CASTLE (June 16, 2021) - The Delaware Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board honored the winners of the fourth annual Organ Donor Awareness Video PSA Scholarship Contest at its virtual quarterly meeting in May. The board funds the video public service contest, open to all Delaware high school students, as a way to increase awareness among young people about becoming a designated organ and tissue donor in Delaware.

The scholarship contest is organized by the Delaware Department of Education and Gift of Life, a regional donor program that serves Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and promotes the value of organ and tissue donations with the general public.

"One of the best ways to promote organ and tissue donor awareness is through peer-to-peer communications," said Jill Fredel, Chair of the Delaware Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board. "The students' videos deliver the message about the need for organ and tissue donation in their own voices and in a way that will reach other young people. We congratulate all of the scholarship winners for learning about why organ and tissue donation matters and for spreading that important message."

New Castle County Winners High School Scholarship Amount
Alexandra McWatters Newark Charter $1,000
Jacob Laws Delcastle Technical $500
Shyann Santiago Delcastle Technical $500
Kent County Winners High School Scholarship Amount
Gabrielle Frasier Caesar Rodney $1,000
Priya Gupta Caesar Rodney $500
Sussex County Winners High School Scholarship Amount
Vrunda Patel Cape Henlopen $1,000
Rylee Meegan Delmar $500

To view the first-place videos: https://de.gov/1TF

To register to become a designated organ and tissue donor in Delaware: https://dmv.de.gov/DriverServices/other/index.shtml?dc=dr_oth_organ



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