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Say What?! Answering tough questions in our advocacy

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Here’s a fun email I got from a fantastic advocate:

Hello Brianna, did you see the article about the young man who had an…innovative new type of transplant in South Africa this week? What do I say if someone asks me about that at an event for Donate Life?

Great question! If someone asks you about a new advancement in transplantation, it’s always good to start with the facts, add on some kindness, and end with a fact.

Like THIS–Well, that’s not currently an approved procedure in the US. Different doctors, in different countries, are making medical advancements all the time. This is specific to South Africa (in this case).”

THEN KINDNESS–“Donation and transplantation can help a lot of people who have serious injuries and illnesses…it’s pretty incredible. That said, this is not currently happening in the US.”

OR–“I’m not a doctor, but what I can tell you is this. I would be happy if someone I cared about could be helped through amazing medical advancements and the compassion of a heroic donor. That said, this is not currently happening in the US.”

OR–“I can tell you that if someone I cared about had such a devastating injury, I would be very grateful if brilliant doctors and a compassionate donor could help them heal and live a normal life. That said, this is not currently happening in the US.”

OR–“Gosh, if this was someone I cared about, I sure wouldn’t want people to speculate about their condition…what I can tell you is, I’m grateful that hundreds of thousands of people around the world are helped through donation and transplantation every single year! That said, this is not currently happening in the US.”

So, start with a fact, add in some kindness, and end with a fact. I hope that helps!

Do you have a question about donation or transplantation that is hard to answer? Email me, and I’ll happily share my ideas!

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