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High School Education

an important choice for young new Yorkers

New York State recently lowered the organ donor registration age from 18 to 16. Now New Yorkers 16 and older are asked if they wish to register as an organ donor when they obtain a driver’s permit or license, non-driver ID, or idNYC, or register to vote. In order to make an informed decision, high school students need to understand what organ donation is and why they are being asked about it.


new unit of study launches

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and LiveOnNY, the nonprofit organization that facilitates organ donation in the greater NYC area, created a 5-lesson unit of study that educates students about organ donation so they are better able to make an informed decision. Living Environment teachers can incorporate the lessons during the homeostasis unit or as review.


engaging & relevant

NYC teachers who piloted the lessons last spring gave highly positive reviews. Interactive activities engage students through case studies, infographics, videos, text, and blogs – providing a real-world context for the teaching of Living Environment content related to homeostasis and immunity.


free professional development

2.5 hour training:

  • Learn from LiveOnNY experts who work in the organ donation and transplant field every day
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the lessons and respond to students’ questions



  • $100 attendance stipend; additional $50 stipend for participating in survey after lessons are taught
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Digital and print lesson plans
  • LiveOnNY educational materials
  • Refreshments


Living Environment teachers are invited to join us for an upcoming workshop in their area

Staten Island University Hospital

Monday, March 5, 2018

4:00pm – 6:30pm



SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

4:00pm – 6:30pm



New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (Milstein Hospital)

Thursday, March 8

4:00pm – 6:30pm



Saturday, March 10

9:00am – 11:30am



NYU Medical Center

Tuesday, March 13

4:00pm – 6:30pm



Montefiore Medical Center

Wednesday, March 14

4:00pm – 6:30pm



Bohemian Garden, Astoria Queens

Thursday, March 15

4:00pm – 6:30pm        




Downloadable Lesson Plan

Videos for Lessons

Donor Mother – Kelli:  https://vimeo.com/230050106/3325457085

Organ Recipient – Kelvin:  https://vimeo.com/230049622/d7c084c734

Organ Recipient – Merida:  https://vimeo.com/230048875/7117f3ab01

Organ Recipient – Shelby:  https://vimeo.com/230047840/4a1d46ecc2

Transplant Surgeon – Dr. Amy Friedman:  https://vimeo.com/230046755/dfbed8bdf1

Transplant Surgeon – Dr. Devon John:  https://vimeo.com/230044910/64e572a1f7

Donor Family – Sandy & Robin:  https://vimeo.com/232544635/4d600af474


O2 Transport Game Demonstration Video



technical or scheduling questions and general inquiries

Scott Wohl

Senior Manager, Community Engagement & Activation

646-291-4626 |