The gift of organ donation made real to TNSM 6th graders

New School Montessori 6th graders donned latex gloves and forceps in their classroom as they practiced suturing deep cuts in cadaver pigs’ feet. TNSM parent and physician’s assistant, Jen Garrett, works with UC’s liver transplant program and began her lesson by leading a presentation on organ donation and the importance of it in savings lives. Students had an opportunity to meet and ask questions of a liver transplant recipient who shared his experience. After the lecture, they palpated chicken hearts and livers and then sat with surgery residents learning and practicing how to close a wound.


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