A graduating senior at Lindenhurst High School, Charles Hager was inspired to create greater awareness about donation once he understood the good it can accomplish. As a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital, Charles arranged to conduct a tabling event on the same day as the hospital’s blood drive in order to benefit from the increased pedestrian traffic. He researched information about eye, organ and tissue donation, so that he would be well informed and able to interact with visitors and staff throughout the day, providing brochures, answering questions and giving information. He emphasized that all major religions support donation, that there is no cost to donate and that it is important to enroll in the Donate Life Registry. In the fall, Charles will pursue the field of Dentistry in a program offered jointly by Adelphi University and New York University, College of Dentistry.