Here’s why I got a tattoo for Organ Donation… and here’s why it matters!
Johannesburg, South Africa – Life is the best gift you can give. It’s why TELL (Transplant Education for Living Legacies) helps educate South Africans about organ and tissue donation. TELL was created with heart, for hearts (and other organs).
One of the founders, Fawn Rogers, joins me (Brent Lindeque) in the studio to discuss her first-hand experience, having received a life-saving lung transplant. This not only gave her a second chance at life, but it places her in a unique position to make a difference in the transplant community. Fawn’s experience allows her to identify various barriers to organ transplantation and it is TELL’s mission to solve as many of these obstacles as possible.
Listen to the full show here:
One of the biggest problems we face in South Africa lies in the process of identifying and referring potential donors. South Africa already has a shortage of organ donors, and the lack of education around the situation is only making matters more difficult. It is also important to note that in South Africa, the donor’s family has the final say in whether or not organs are permitted to be donated.
And that is why I got a tattoo, to TELL the world that I’m an Organ Donor (and kick off their amazing campaign where many tattoo studios are offering these free tattoos to those that want to TELL the world).