Laugh for Lives archives: 2010

2010 featured a sky blue theme for Laugh for Lives

To celebrate the upcoming 5th Anniversary of AADP’s stand-up comedy extravaganza Laugh for Lives on March 2, we’re taking a look back at the evolution of the event over the years. The event has proved to be a great fundraiser as well as an opportunity to educate the public and register a high volume of … Continue reading

Laugh for Lives archives: 2011

Here's to 5 more fabulous years!

One of the marquis fundraising and consciousness-raising events in the AADP stable, Laugh for Lives is an exciting stand-up comedy show that features a variety of the top Asian American comedians. To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of LFL, we’ve decided to do a multi-post retrospective on it. Not only is it a fun look back … Continue reading

“NOT MY PROBLEM”: A key perspective on Black donor resistance in the UK

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The following post is a subjective discourse on the reluctance of people from Black, Asian and minority communities to step forward and become life-saving blood, bone marrow and organ donors. It is written by one of our new regular contributors, the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) in the UK and speaks to their particular context … Continue reading

News Roundup #7: Iowan donor diversity, Wall Street Journal and NOTA naysaying, drive bits n’ pieces

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Lucky number seven. We’ve got some interesting stories for you. Addressing minority donor paucity in Iowa Iowa is looking to increase the diversity of its bone marrow and organ donors. As the Daily Ioawan, the paper for the University of Iowa reports: Only 4 percent of minorities in Iowa are organ donors. “We need more … Continue reading

No wait, THIS is the sexiest calendar for 2012. Seriously, it’s relevant to donor recruitment.

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We thought we had a lock on the sexiest calendar for 2012. But it turns out our contributors, the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), in the UK has teamed up with Stone Image  to create the Men of Stone calendar featuring some of the most muscle-bound paragons of masculinity ever to support donor outreach and education. … Continue reading

Commodification of the Reproductive Donor: Part 1 (The Recruitment)

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Donors are subject to commodification.  What I mean is that donors, due to the bureaucratic market processes surrounding donation, can be alienated from their own bodies.  Alienation can come in many forms, in this case I am using alienation to mean separated or distanced from the body.  By separating the donor into parts, the “sellable” … Continue reading

Dutch deceased donor dearth: More interesting research out of the Netherlands

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Here at TransplantInformers, we recently provided a translation of the Dutch press release on research which surveyed surviving family members of potential deceased donors and motivations behind next-of-kin deceased organ donation consent or refusal. The active research coming out on this topic in the Netherlands doesn’t stop there. Nichon Jansen-Frazer, from the Dutch Transplant Foundation … Continue reading

No’s on NOTA?

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There have been two recent posts regarding transplantation in affiliation with the Chronicle of Higher Education from Michele Goodwin, a legal and medical scholar from the University of  Minnesota. The first is a response to the furor caused by a girl refused  transplant because she was disabled/had Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, a case we also mentioned here at … Continue reading

News Roundup #6: Donating tooth and tissue to art, Pacific Islander mobilization, Aussie multiculti organs issues…

Behold the beauty of the tooth as art  Source: Wikimedia Commons, Håkan Svensson

This roundup is full of wide-ranging goodness for you to chew on. Sink your teeth into this Donation isn’t just for transplantation, there’s a discussion in the UK about living donation of human tissue for art. It’s in conjunction with a fascinating exhibit called Palaces which features baby teeth (or in the British parlance “milk … Continue reading

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