Crafting a donor recruitment piece: the South African example

Sunflower Fund donation process

Editor’s Note: Tarryn Corlett-Boden, the Operations Manager (PR, Marketing and Communications) for The Sunflower Fund shares their process of sculpting of a donor education piece for their work in South Africa. She also reminds us that some of the more traditional outreach channels remain vital. by Tarryn Corlett-Boden One of the biggest challenges that The Sunflower … Continue reading

In Turn: Ellyse’s OutLook, Part 3

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In a series of posts, Ellyse Look shares her journey as an Asian American Donor Program (AADP) intern with us in a series of thoughtful and detailed reflections. It’s a revealing window into the everyday ups and downs and the minutiae of donor recruitment. Her diary is also testament to a truly hands-on experience, and … Continue reading

In turn: Ellyse’s OutLook, part 2

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In a series of posts, Ellyse Look shares her journey as an Asian American Donor Program (AADP) intern with us in a series of thoughtful and detailed reflections. It’s a revealing window into the everyday ups and downs and the minutiae of donor recruitment. Her diary is also testament to a truly hands-on experience, and  … Continue reading

In Turn: Ellyse’s OutLook

Intern Ellyse at the reg table

Editor’s Note: My passion for transplant donor outreach and education was stoked as the first college intern at the Asian American Donor Program (AADP). I am so proud that since 2004 AADP has continued to encourage the next generation of health educators and community advocates,  regularly welcoming interns into their fold. We all know that … Continue reading

News Roundup #13: Facebook boosting organ donors, Kidney in a third body, UK’s first trafficking case,

Social media and organ donation

It seems this roundup is lucky number 13, with the a groundbreaking, cusp-of-viral, organ donation initiative from Facebook, unprecedented kidney re-transplantation, and a whole slew of other newsy goodness. Organ donor: Like? 100 million new organ donors in the next four days? Entirely possible, claims Dr. Andrew Cameron, the physician who helped usher organ donor … Continue reading

Rawr! The fierce hustle to have dragon babies

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How much of a role do the market and the business side of fertility clinics play in the demand for babies?  And how does this market role affect egg donors and surrogate mothers?  Just this year, the fertility industry saw an upsurge in demand that it had never seen before, owing to the phenomenon of … Continue reading

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

Designer babies made to order?  Source: Mark Sebastian, Flickr

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

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