#Share #Swap #Gift: Kidney Health Awareness
Caption: Valentines Day is also National Organ Health Day.
Photo Credits: Ilya Benjamin & Marisol Cantu.
On February 14th we launched SHARE, SWAP, GIFT, an education campaign to bring awareness to kidney health in honor of our co-founder Marisol Cantu & the National Organ Donor Day. We encouraged campus community members to SHARE, SWAP & GIFT the cards to begin a dialogue within more intimate circles about kidney health. Rather than restricting these important conversations to predesignated forums, we encouraged students to take ownership of organ health awareness. For us, it is more important that these conversations happen rather than who leads the conversation. Ultimately, it is our hope to create alternative forums and spaces that empower students to build community by increasing meaningful interactions with peers and to challenge notions of when and where these important conversations begin.
Teachers College student and co-founder of #WeAreWelcomeHere provides an informational on peritoneal dialysis and the daily challenges of balancing graduate school and disability. This video contains images that may not be suitable for all audiences and is strictly for informational/educational purposes. The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this video are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this video is to promote broad understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
Building community support for a member of our student body is impacted by organ health.
Discussing a difficult health topic in a meaningful and interactive way.
Promoting empathy amongst disconnected student body.
Creating alternative spaces to discuss the things that matter.
Produce 100 Valentines Day cards. Each 4x6" card will present a single unique fact about kidney health.
Encourage campus community members to SHARE a new fact with a another member of the community either in person or via social media.
Encourage campus community to SWAP or exchange cards with another to learn a new fact.
Encourage campus community to GIFT a card to extend your reach in the direction of someone new, who may even be outside of your immediate community.
Use language in campaign that reflects kidney donation vernacular.
Increase civic engagement through health education and design.