Published on May 14, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Organ Donation
The students partnered with Alabama's Legacy of Hope organization

Samford University public relations students Sarah Kate Bennett, Haley Pruett and Jarece Tillery led a campaign to educate college peers about the importance of organ donation April 27-30. They developed the project as part of a National Organ Day Awareness Competition (NODAC) organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

The Samford PRSSA chapter members focused their campaign on the popular Instagram social media platform, with posts highlighting donation facts, individual stories of donation recipients, and the group’s partnership with Alabama’s Legacy of Hope organization. A mid-week video featured Samford alumna Megan Hilt, who was the featured survivor at the American Heart Association’s Birmingham Heart Ball in March.

Samford’s National Organ Donation Awareness Campaign continues to encourage Samford students, faculty, and staff to follow their Instagram page to review the completed parts of the campaign and help raise awareness of the need for organ donations.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.