Behind every organ transplant, cornea replacement surgery, or tissue donation, there is an extraordinary story of selfless sacrifice made by an individual and their family. Collectively, these persons have delivered hope and healing to thousands.
To remember their stories, and to educate and inspire the community, DonorConnect maintains one of the country’s best organ, eye, and tissue education programs. More than a dozen professional presenters cover Utah, Southeastern Idaho, and portions of Wyoming and Nevada. Their presentations are delivered to service organizations, faith-based groups, and in hundreds of schools reaching tens of thousands of persons each year.
If you think your organization could benefit from this educational experience, please fill out the form on this page to receive information on scheduling a no-cost presentation.
As a teacher, whether teaching in person, online, or a combination, we know that it is important to you to provide valuable content and real examples to your students.
At DonorConnect we hope we can meet your needs by providing valuable resources that help students understand the basic concepts of organ and tissue donation. We would love to present to your students in a live classroom setting whenever that is possible. When live classroom presentations are not possible or practical, we are also available to give presentations virtually and we have provided these online materials that we hope you will find beneficial.
How long have we been transplanting organs, tissue, and corneas? Can you believe the first cornea transplant was in 1905? Medical professionals and scientists have been working ever since to learn how to successfully do transplants to save and heal lives. See the timeline below to get some of the highlights over the years.