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Nebraska HOSA is a prestigious state association of the international HOSA organization, by and for students who are or were enrolled in secondary or postsecondary / collegiate health science education programs and/or are interested, planning to pursue, or pursuing a career in the health professions.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is the only nationwide student organization whose focus is 100% health care.

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WHAT IS HOSA WEEK?

HOSA-Future Health Professionals has designated a week annually to encourage its members to give back to their communities through activities, presentations, and recognition and to give thanks to the value, accomplishments and achievements of all who have made the health profession a better place to work.

HOSA week activities are designed to provide school or community service, promote opportunities and show appreciation to the health community. Activities are planned and implemented that support the mission of HOSA.

The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

Nebraska’s HOSA Week Themes will be made available the 2 weeks before HOSA week, which is November 2-6. If your chapter participates and documents their HOSA week activities, you could win HOSA related prizes and get shoutouts on our social media! To document HOSA Week activities, you can either:

  • Tag us on your social media posts regarding HOSA Week (@nebraskahosa)
  • Create a Powerpoint or submit a presentation of what your chapter did during HOSA Week. Email it to the Nebraska HOSA Vice President of Media Relations at nehosa.vpmedia@gmail.com or the Nebraska HOSA Vice President of Membership at nehosa.vpmembership@gmail.com

All submissions will be due Friday, November 6 at 11:59 pm. 

Don’t forget to have fun and be creative! The chapter with the most spirit and theme involvement will receive a package full of goodies and HOSA swag to their chapter. If you have questions, contact any of the State Officers or email State Advisor Rachel Buss at rachel.buss@nebraska.gov.

Be The Match is a nonprofit organization managed by the National Marrow Donor Program and facilitates the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world. They help cancer patients across the world through donations and transplants. Joining the registry and potentially donating marrow can save the life of someone in need.

HOSA’s National Service Project for 2020-2022 is Be The Match. This means that HOSA is working with Be The Match to raise awareness and get potential donors registered through the Nebraska HOSA Network. You can participate in the National Service Project and Be The Match by joining the registry, fundraising individually or as a chapter, volunteering, donating, and through advocacy. As more information regarding HOSA and Be The Match is released, we will cover it!

For more information on how to get started, click here.

JOIN THE REGISTRY:

Visit https://join.bethematch.org to officially join the registry. Here are the steps to follow to officially become registered and create your account. Before you create an account and get registered, check the donor requirements section on this page to see if you are eligible. There are 5 sections to the sign up process, and when you’re finished a kit should be shipped to you!

  1. Scroll Down to the “Join the Registry” section of the website
  2. Enter your name and email address, and check the bubble that says “I am not at a Be The Match event and will need a cheek swab kit mailed.” Click continue.
  3. Create an account password and complete necessary security questions
  4. Answer ethnic background questions
  5. Find out if you’re able to donate through health assessment questions
  6. Enter contact and swab kit information
  7. Finish and complete the registry process!

VOLUNTEER:

*BE THE MATCH STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19 AND VOLUNTEERS* 

In response to the evolving global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Be The Match is temporarily suspending all non-mission critical volunteer opportunities.  Please check back late summer for an update.

Be The Match Volunteer Sign Up: https://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/participate/volunteer/

Be The Match and Volunteering: https://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/participate/volunteer/

Volunteering for Be The Match can be done in several different ways. Their in-person volunteer opportunities are as follows:

  • Work with people preparing to donate marrow
  • Support patients in the transplant process
  • Spread the word about Be The Match using new media
  • Spread the word about Be The Match using new media
  • Write letters to legislative leaders
  • Organize a marrow registry drive
  • Raise funds to support the mission
  • Provide professional expertise

Even if you can’t participate in person, National HOSA has a list of 50 event ideas that can help you and your chapter with Be The Match volunteerism: http://www.hosa.org/node/575.

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