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Did you know that 29% of the transplant waiting list is composed of African Americans, but only 13% of organ donors are African American?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

We believe SODA, with its nationwide network of student leaders, has an important role to play in helping to close this healthcare equity gap.
We plan to support organ, eye, and tissue donation advocacy at HBCUs by:

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Providing scholarships to HBCU students who are passionate about organ, eye, and tissue donation advocacy.

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Reviewing and updating our chapter resources to ensure cultural competency and humility.

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Partnering with OPOs and other organizations to identify student leaders at HBCUs who can host events or lead chapters.

We are proud to celebrate the HBCU Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Advocacy Scholarship recipients!

2023 Winners

Chelsea Agyei

Hampton University

Devi Fuller

Prairie View A&M University

Kianna Lanier

Howard University School of Law

Najiya Shakir

Tuskegee University

Jasmine Windham

 Morgan State University

2022 Winners

Hope Bryant

Howard University

Fatou Mbaye

North Carolina A&T State University

Jessica Cody

Hampton University

Tykia Swint

Florida A&M University

Kennedy Thompson

Lincoln University

2021 Winners

Alexandra Caldwell

North Carolina A&T State University

Kyla Duke

Howard University

Jerome Whitaker

Albany State University

Love Joy Dadulo Richards

University of the Virgin Islands

Ethan Harvey

Bluefield State College

Whitney Willis

North Carolina A&T State University

Help Close the Gap and Get Involved


We are looking for HBCU students to inform our outreach in a few special ways:

Interview Opportunity

Let us know how you and your peers learn about scholarships and which social causes are most important through a 45 to 60 minute interview. Interviewees will be compensated for their time.

Marketing and Event Planning Mini-Internship 

Pilot our new event fund and provide feedback on our resources through a paid 6-week mini-internship.

Advocacy Events and Chapters

Start saving lives now by hosting a one-off education/registration event or starting a SODA chapter on campus!

OPOs and Donate Life State Teams

Other SODA Supporters

SODA wants to express special thanks to our HBCU outreach partners!

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Hearts for Russ logo
Laura Miller Memorial Fund logo
Richie's Spirit Foundation logo
The YNOTT? Foundation logo
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