Have you ever heard someone say something like "if you're an organ donor and are in a bad accident and in critical condition, doctors will let you die so that they can take your organs for transplant" ?? Or, "oh no, I can't become a donor, because if I do, something horrible may happen to me!" ?
Even some of us who have transplants, may even be guilty of having entertain similar misconceptions before ever needing a transplant.
Many foundations and organizations have tried to bring these myths and misconceptions forth to openly illustrate how silly this type of thinking is and how much damage it may cause for thousands of people who need a transplant. Unfortunately, as silly as these myths and misconceptions may be, they really do keep thousands of people from considering the truth about organ donation and their own possibilities to be affected by transplantation, whether themselves or a loved one.
This is one of the issues that has long been on my mind to really go after and do away with and the time to act is now! Here at Transplant Cafe, we've recently been discussing ways to tackle this issue and we think we're on to something!
What we've decided is to not only present and show ALL myths and misconceptions to the world, but to take advantage of all the great tools available today to bring massive amounts of traffic (eyeballs) to this information.
We will be releasing more specifics soon, but in a nutshell, we will combine the information with an instant call to action to register as a donor using some of the most effective internet copy writing, viral video production, email - search and banner marketing and many more online strategies that are known to create results for some of the most successful internet marketers worldwide!
And you get to help!
The first thing we are asking is to use the comment space below to add some of these myths and misconception you are aware of. Feel free to add just the myth or misconception alone, or add your own "bust" with it.. what you know that cancels out and disproves this misinformation.
The specifics of the campaign are not all clear just yet.. but, it will be big and you'll be a huge part of it! We will release more info as we move forward, but this is a great way to get the ball rolling.
So please, use the comment area below to add some of the myths and misconceptions you may have heard about organ donation and if you have it, any information, facts, resources, etc. that help to counter these.
And if you yourself have any reasons why you think becoming an organ donor may result on anyone acting unethically toward you, if you were ever in a position to need emergency medical help, please also add those as well.
Also, Holly has recently started a blog post addressing these issues that you may want to check out:
Feel free to post here or on her post as we'll be using both for this campaign.
Thanks for your support!