3 Steps to Public Speaking on Organ Donation

Organ Donor SpeakerNo matter what your interest in organ donation and transplant awareness, you may want to do more to spread the word. Here are 3 steps to help you get started on your way to becoming an authority figure and event speaker on organ donation awareness.

  1. Start At Your OPO or Transplant Hospital – Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) and Transplant Clinics are always looking for ways to help spread the word. These organizations regularly host fundraisers, awareness walks and organizational events in which they are looking for some people familiar with organ transplants to help out.
  2. Contact Local Clubs – Rotary clubs, local lions clubs, student centers, and other organizations are looking for speakers at their events. Call your local chapters to inquiry about opportunities.
  3. Spread The Buzz At Local Colleges – Every College has student organizations and clubs that are niche specific. The best time to contact these clubs is before homecoming weekend as they may have a float specific to spreading awareness.

No matter which of these options best suit your goal and personality, remember to get the message social. As soon as you book your first speaking event, spread the word on Twitter, Facebook and other social media networking websites. Writing a blog post (or a guest blog post on another website) will increase the chances of spreading the word about organ donation awareness and boost your image as an authority figure on the subject!

After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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