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Learn Life Savers Website

Learn Life Savers is an online 30 minute lesson plan for teachers, which also includes a student lesson learning component. It provides information about organ, eye and tissue donation so students can make an informed decision. Students are encouraged to share their decision about donation with a loved one…because the conversation matters!

Life Savers BannerLife Savers is a presentation for high school students to encourage them to share their informed decisions about organ, eye and tissue donation with their loved ones by having a conversation…because the conversation matters.

Due to the present educational environment we are available to present in person, virtually, or a combined educational experience incorporating Presentations are often offered but not limited to health, psychology, sociology, science, and driver’s education classes.

The Life Savers program is offered free of charge.

The presentation includes:

  • What organs and tissues can be donated?
  • Criteria for organ and tissue donors
  • Presenting the top 5 myths regarding donation
  • Explanation that signing a driver’s license is not enough
  • Explanation that a conversation with your family is the most important step to becoming a donor

The Goal
Life Savers is designed to educate and empower individuals about donation and encourage them to share their decision with their loved ones….because the conversation matters.

In Person Presentation
After a Life Savers Educator completes an “in person’ presentation the students are asked to have a conversation with their family regarding donation. Gift of Life provides Life Savers brochures for the students to answer five questions after they have share their decision with a loved one. Teachers are encouraged to offer an assignment or extra credit for returning the brochures. The completed brochures are returned to Gift of Life by the teacher and the data is used for office purposes only to measure the outcomes of the Life Savers program.

Virtual Presentation
When a Life Savers Educator presents virtually, Gift of Life supplies the teacher with questions to be used for polling or a survey. The teacher will email a summary of the results from the polling/survey to Gift of Life. This data is vital to the Life Savers program as we continually evaluate our outcomes.

Learn Life Savers Online Program (
At the end of the student lesson for Learn Life Savers, an assignment is included. The assignment may be submitted through Canvas or preferred platform. Please submit the data from Canvas or preferred platform to Gift of Life. “We Want to Hear from You” is completed by the teacher when they use the lesson plan. We are continually evaluating the Life Savers program therefore this data is invaluable.

To schedule a Life Savers presentation contact: Kim Harbur | Director of Education |


Our Voice in the Community

Kim Harbur ClassroomKim Bowen Harbur, Director of Education and Co-Founder of Gift of if Life, is a presenter for school and civic presentations. With extensive experience as an educator, and as a recipient mother, she holds a unique appreciation for “The Gift of Life.” Her son Luke received a pediatric liver transplant in Kansas City in 1996.

Tammy RockTammy Rock joined the Gift of Life staff as an educator in 2015. Her son Conor has received two liver transplants. Her personal knowledge, bundled with her enthusiasm for the cause, brings organ, eye and tissue donation awareness to a whole new level.

Kelly BoehKelly Boeh shares her perspective as a donor mother. Her daughter Hillary died at the age of five and became an organ donor. Kelly’s strong passion for organ donation is apparent when she shares her story.

Curtisha AndersonCurtisha Anderson provides firsthand knowledge to high school students about organ, eye and tissue donation. Diagnosed at the age of 14 with Lupus and on dialysis in high school her story brings the power of donation front and center.

Suzy WardSuzy Ward shares her story of how her uncle received a life-saving heart transplant. Thanks to the generous support of Mid America Transplant Foundation, Suzy represents Gift of Life in St. Louis as a Life Savers educator.

Other Questions?

If you have other questions regarding the Life Savers program or organ, eye and tissue donation please email:

Kim Harbur
Director of Education

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