Increase the number of people registered as organ, eye and tissue donors in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and inspire conversations about the topic and benefits of donation.
Discussing organ, eye and tissue donation doesn’t come easy. By sparking conversation, challenging stereotypes and normalizing the topic, we began to educate people that anyone can check the box and register to be a donor. Myths are commonly held as truth around donation and many wrongfully disqualify themselves as eligible donors due to reasons such as age, lifestyle, health and religion. By featuring real people, donors, recipients, and their families, we highlighted the power of personal stories and the fact that despite their differences, people are often united by their humanity. It’s as simple as checking the box.
70% of the campaign participants have been directly affected by donation as either recipients or family members of recipients. Everyone featured is a registered organ donor.
The campaign launched with a newly designed website in April to honor National Donate Life Month. The website features powerful donor stories and simple tools to register online or by mail.
“Organ donation is a very personal subject that hits at the core of what it means to be human. With this spot, we wanted to flip the script, challenge perceptions and most importantly inspire people to see that at the end of day we are all united by our desire to live and help one another. What makes this campaign so authentic is the people behind it. The clients, the participants, the crew and the creatives all came together as one to create something bigger than any individual and share it with our community.”
Our campaign will run for the next year in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota with media placement on television, radio, and OOH accompanied by a robust digital and social media strategy.
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Our new campaign, Check the Box, is the result of a strong collaboration between LifeSource and 5IVE. 5IVE took the time to learn about donation and transplantation and brought their new ideas to life vibrantly and sensitively, exceeding our expectations in the process. I'm confident our partnership will result in more people registering as donors and more lives being saved.