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First Steps Once You Have One-Off Event Support from SODA

Your event support has been approved by SODA National! Amazing job 🥳 To get started on executing your event idea, follow these steps.

1. Connect with your Organ Procurement Organization (OPO).
  • If you do not know your OPO, let us know by emailing and we'll introduce you.
  • Ask your OPO when you can attend their volunteer training. Your OPO’s volunteer training program will make sure you can go into your community and have productive conversations about organ donation.
  • Once you’re trained as a volunteer, see if your OPO has any volunteer events you can participate in after your event is over. Your OPO can also connect you with local speakers for events and more.
2. Reach out to your school’s Student Affairs office.
  • Your school likely has an office dedicated to supporting student groups. If you need help identifying who to reach out to at your school, please email
  • Let the office know you want to host an event. They will connect you to resources on your campus and tell you about any special requirements for you to host an event on campus.
3. Host your event!
4. Share your life-saving impact with us.
  • We want to know how many people you educated about organ and tissue donation and how many people you registered as organ and tissue donors during your event! Let us know.
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