Northern Michigan University recently earned third place among 12 state universities participating in the Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge. This year’s effort resulted in 235 NMU students registering as organ, tissue and eye donors.
NMU placed third in both the number of students who registered and the percentage of the student body they comprised.
The Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge is the largest college-based organ donor drive in the nation and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its success. In its 13-year history, more than 38,000 people adding their names to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Since joining the challenge in 2005, NMU has helped 2,024 people add their names to the registry.