CodeR for Students
There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve helped someone else. There are many ways to give back to the community, but one that is rarely discussed among young people is the lifesaving gift of organ, tissue and eye donation.
Did you know...
- One organ donor can save up to eight lives and one tissue donor can heal up to 75 people
- More than 2,000 people in Wisconsin are waiting for an organ transplant
- Anyone 15 ½ or older with a driver’s license or state-issued ID can register to be a donor
CodeR, or Classmates for Organ Donation Education and Registration, is a program focused on educating high schoolers about the lifesaving and life-enhancing gifts of organ, tissue and eye donation.
Through this program, you will:
- Understand what it means to be a registered donor
- Understand the importance of registering as a donor
- Learn how the donation process works
- Learn about the differences between organ, tissue and eye donation
- Understand the importance of diversity in transplantation
- Learn more about career paths in organ and tissue donation
Classmates for Organ Donation Education and Registration (CodeR)
CodeR for Teachers
Student Organ Donation Advocates (SODA) helps college students become leaders and increase community support and education for organ, tissue and eye donation.
CodeR’s student ambassador program is exclusive to students who have participated in the CodeR curriculum at their school. Brand ambassadors will be featured in Versiti and CodeR marketing materials, on social media and on the Versiti website. Additionally, ambassadors will earn volunteer hours that can be applied to their extracurricular activities.
- Students must be at least 15 years old and enrolled in high school
- Submit a 500-word essay explaining how CodeR has impacted their education and career goals
High school students who participate in Versiti Leaders for Life have the chance to support blood drives, earn scholarship funds and develop leadership skills that help set them up for success. Students who complete the program earn an exclusive Versiti leadership Cord at graduation. Learn more.