A series of mini-documentaries take us through the personal significance of organ donation for those on the donor register, organ recipients and their relatives, intensive care physicians and a transplant surgeon. Running this social-media campaign prior to the EODD, we want to raise awareness of organ donation and try and address any doubts that people may have about this issue.
The Bühlmanns have already taken care of a number of necessary provisions, but they had a difficult time talking about the topic of death and organ donation. Our mini-documentary shows how important it is to talk openly about this issue with your partner and your adult children.
What’s it like to be 16 when your life depends on whether you receive a donor lung? Arta shares her thoughts on Instagram and shows us what life on the waiting list is like. This is a further mini-documentary featuring the story of a strong young woman who is bravely fighting cystic fibrosis.
Why did Baavalan Veerakatthi choose to study medicine? As a child, the doctor-to-be received a liver transplant. Our mini-documentary takes him back to visit Professor Barbara Widhaber, his surgeon at the time. He is now applying for an internship with her.
What sort of thoughts go through the mind of someone waiting for an organ? What is the background behind the transplant? And what does life look like afterwards? Our mini-documentary tells the moving story of Michelle Hug, a woman bursting with the joys of life.
A few weeks have now passed since the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation on 9 September. Your great images captured a whole host of wonderful emotions and moments for us to look back on. And now we are delighted to look back on these memories with you – so don’t miss our recap film!