What is Take the Pledge?

 

Take the Pledge to Save Lives is an innovative program focusing on members of Black Greek Letter Organizations.  The goal of Take the Pledge to Save Lives  is to increase the number of individuals who sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry while increasing awareness about diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease. The program is offered to members of participating Michigan alumni chapters of African American sororities and fraternities.  During the project, we will train sorority and fraternity members, called peer leaders, to discuss organ donation with fellow sorority/fraternity members in their chapter.  We will also ask chapters to incorporate organ donation awareness into their chapter events.  Participating chapters will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 for their participation during the project.

 

•   The chapter will receive  $5 per set of completed

     baseline questionnaire and consent forms, up

     to 100 participants (or $500) at the onset of

     the program.

 

•   The chapter will receive $5 per completed

     follow-up questionnaire, up to 100 participants

     (or $500) at the end of the program.

 

•   Free communications training provided to every

     participating chapter.

 

•   Information on healthy lifestyles provided to

     every participating chapter.

 

This program is sponsored by the partnership of:

 

• National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

• Gift of Life MOTTEP

• University of Michigan School of Public Health & Medical School

 

This project is supported by Grant no. R39OT15494 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation. The contents are solely the responsibility of Gift of Life MOTTEP and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM), and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA.

 

 

 

Click here to view Take the Pledge videos!

 

Want to sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry?

 

Click here to give your chapter credit. Take the Pledge SOS

 

Want to contact us? Click here to access Take the Pledge program coordinators

Detroit MOTTEP Foundation

736 Lothrop  Detroit  MI  48206

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