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Date: June 16, 2021
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|
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
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.