TestYourLimits initiative takes on the Nahanni River in Canada's North to raise awareness about heart disease and organ donation.
Once again we’ve got the medical trade telling us that more lives could be saved if only more people would donate their organs. We agree entirely that more lives could be saved (and significant sums of money saved too) if more organ transplants took place. But the solution is, at least in part, to purchase […]
Planned Parenthood exec discusses prices of fetal tissue over lunch. In the summer of 2014, two actors, posing as representatives of an organ donation firm, sat down with Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at the...Show More Summary
Getting your driver's license is something every teenager dreams of. Getting behind the wheel for the first time, being in control, and finally having more independence is one of the best feelings in the world. However, there's one part most people forget when they go to the DMV to get their license. Show More Summary
As throngs of people head to Qatar's malls at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it is Yassir Yosri's job to ask shoppers to make a more thoughtful choice besides what Eid gifts to buy. The Egyptian web designer is one of the...Show More Summary
A friend of mine reminded me recently that simply having a driver’s licence doesn’t mean that you’ve been properly entered for organ donation. It’s a step that so many Australians should — but don’t — make. More »
Call it DDB Paris’s version of “Dumb Ways to Die…” if you will, but the agency is getting both serious and a bit ridiculous to bring awareness to the young folks out there about the importance of organ donations. The DDB Paris team recently...Show More Summary
In the U.S., an average of 21 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, and the wait times can range from four months for a heart to five years for a kidney, dependent on the how sick the patient is, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Gift of Life Donor Program. Show More Summary
The wider scientific community is set to benefit from offshore wind developer Forewind’s years of surveys and research, as the organization donates all the
Numerous policies and laws to narrow the gap between US organ and tissue demand and supply have brought no benefit, concludes a new study.
It isn't widely appreciated that many of the organs donated for transplant are discarded as unsuitable. In the near future tissue decellularization will be used to expand the pool of viable organs, though it may also lead to enabling...Show More Summary
More than 123,000 Americans are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, but 21 patients die each day because there aren't enough organs to go around. New research shows wide variation in the number of eligible organ donors whose loved ones consent to organ donation across the country. Show More Summary
You're going to cry when you watch this organ donation PSA, and it's not just because the song from "Up" is in it. You've been warned. Argentina's liver transplant foundation released a video promoting organ donations and, to make its point, it told a heartbreaking story about an elderly man and his beautifully loyal dog. Show More Summary
The slam-dunk formula of animals and mortality wrings tears in a new public service announcement underscoring the importance of organ donation. The PSA, titled "The Man And The Dog," was created by director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz for Argentina's...Show More Summary
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DDB Argentina launched an emotional organ donation PSA for Fundacion Argentina De Trasplante Hepatico in Buenos Aires, entitled “The Man & The Dog.” The 90-second spot follows the story of an elderly man and his dog, establishing their bond in the opening part of the ad before the man suddenly collapses and is taken away by an ambulance. Show More Summary
A medical ethicist argues that a small change to the way organ donation is discussed could go a long way towards solving the country’s shortage.
Checking that “Organ Donor” box on forms and papers saves lives, but does it capture the imagination? Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital, in São Paulo, Brazil, recently launched a unique public art campaign to get residents to think of others, and donate their unused organs. Show More Summary
PGA TOUR PROFESSIONAL ERIK COMPTON stars in the above PSA for National Donate Life Month (April). Featuring Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, the PSA raises awareness about organ donation and also shows active, healthy athletes who have received organ transplants as well as Los Angeles news anchor and kidney donor Phillip Palmer.To learn more, visit donatelife.net.