A few weeks ago our friends at NHSBT (National Health Service Blood and Transplant), launched 'Organ Donation Through a Lens'; a competition which was launched as part of the build up to this year's National Transplant Week. Budding film makers were invited to create inspiring and compelling 2-3 mins films encouraging people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and, crucially, to pass on their donation wishes to family and friends.
Well, the battle for the ‘people's favourite' award in the competition is still on which means your vote STILL COUNTS!
The winner will be announced on 4th July and receive £1,000 worth of camera equipment to help them on their path to a successful film career.
You can view the shortlisted entries by clicking here. Feel free to leave comments, so the filmmakers know their hard work has been appreciated! Voting for this is one is easy, the film with the highest number of views wins!
With over 14,000 views, the first and second places are going to be tight. Make sure you spread the word and get as many people as you can to watch your favourite film. Every ‘view' counts!
The shortlisted films will be judged by a panel that includes industry expert Barbara Myers, specialist nurse Jane Monks, Phillip Barton whose son benefitted from a transplant, Nigel Burton of The Donor Family Network. Also on the panel is Radio DJ, TV presenter and film reviewer Edith Bowman
National Transplant Week 2012 - 'PASS IT ON'
This year's Transplant Week ran from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th July 2012. The campaign theme is ‘Pass it On' will focus not just on signing up to the organ donor register but also the importance of passing on your donation wishes to family and friends, so they know what you would like to happen after your death.
With organ donation being one of the three focuses we raise awareness on, we hope you'll all join in, by ‘passing on' all you need to know about organ donation!
For more information please click here