Youth speaking out! Pint sized pioneers urging bone marrow donor registration

Jack and Luis got marrow

They may not be eligible as bone marrow donors, and some are patients themselves, but the under-18 set are proving to be vocal on the matter of donation. In a New York Daily News story, two boys , Luis Danvers (a second grader with leukemia) and his BFF Jack Szablewski have joined forces to show … Continue reading

What Do Zombies and Actor Steven Yeun Have in Common? Organ Donation!

zombie walk 1024

by Claire de Louraille and Emily Avera If you have not heard of AMC network’s The Walking Dead I’ll be fairly impressed since it’s the most watched basic cable drama in television history.  With an 8.1 million viewers for the Season 2 premiere, it’s not a television show to dismiss. For the uninitiated, The Walking … Continue reading

Vintage Venous Videos: messages of (post)war blood donation

Source: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Initially romanced by shipwrecks of the Northern California coast, I came across the British Pathe Film Archives. Thereafter, in a state of continued curiosity I searched for footage on blood donation and found a practical gold mine of vintage film clips that offer a rewarding peek into donor outreach and education in its earlier years. … Continue reading

Laugh for Lives archives: 2008-2009

Here's to 5 more fabulous years!

Tomorrow is the 5th Anniversary of AADP’s stand-up comedy extravaganza Laugh for Lives on March 2. In honor of this momentous event, we’re taking a look back at its many incarnations over the past five years. Not only is it a fantastic fundraiser, it is the perfect opportunity to educate the public and register a … Continue reading

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

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

City Hunter sweepstakes winners

You had a good shot at it

Congratulations to our City Hunter Sweepstakes winners! Holly Dinh from Oklahoma City, OK Christina Cendejas from Brea, CA They’ll each be receiving a copy of the City Hunter DVD boxset courtesy of YA Entertainment. Pick up your own at Amazon or Right Stuf. Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you learned a little bit … Continue reading

DramaFever doccie double shot of transplantation out of Taiwan

AADP photo collage for blog

It’s always tough on Mondays to get back into the swing of things. So instead of making you, dear readers, slog through a lengthy commentary, how about a video? Our friends at DramaFever are known for purveying an amazing collection of Korean dramas to watch for free online. But did you know they also have … Continue reading

TransplantInformers Book Club: More thoughts on Donor by Ken McClure

So many books on transplantation to read, so little time...  Image by Juhan Sonin on Flickr

I just finished blazing through Donor by Ken McClure. We introduced this book to you earlier this month, and now having completed it, I thought it would useful to provide a guide to some themes in the book that are most pertinent to donor outreach/education stakeholders. If you’ve already read the book, this may give … Continue reading


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