OneLegacy Video Series Promotes Organ, Tissue Donation

OneLegacy Video Series Promotes Organ, Tissue Donation
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The nonprofit group OneLegacy has launched a video series, available on its social media channels, to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donations.

Called “Sound Good?” the four-part series features the stories of two teenagers and high school friends, one who is struggling with heart disease and the need for a transplant.

It was written and produced by Travis Flores, an award-winning children’s book author, producer, and motivational speaker, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) as an infant and underwent a third double-lung transplant on May 5. His previous double-lung transplants took place in 2015 and 2017.

“I am forever grateful for my three donors and their families, who said ‘YES’ to donation and gave me a second chance at life,” Flores said in a press release.

“Thanks to their gifts, I am able to continue my work and my mission to create and share meaningful stories about donation with the public. I am excited to partner with OneLegacy once again to share ‘Sound Good?’ with everyone,” Flores added.

Flores worked twice in the past with OneLegacy, creating public service announcements  about organ and tissue donation in 2017 and 2018. One announcement featured OneLegacy, and the other was dedicated to younger audiences.

“Travis is a very creative writer, and we are grateful to partner with him to create and produce moving stories of organ, eye, and tissue donation,” said Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy. “As Travis recovers from his third double-lung transplant … we send him best wishes for a full recovery; and we look forward to continue working with him in the future.”

Flores partnered with OneLegacy and Donate Life Hollywood to develop “Sound Good?” It premiered  on OneLegacy’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels on May 8, with new episodes coming out every Friday.

The four-part series will also be available on Donate Life Hollywood’s DLH Activate App and social media channels.

“We know that storytelling has the power to save lives; and when a piece is produced by someone who is personally touched by donation, it takes on even greater meaning,” said Tenaya Wallace, founder of Donate Life Hollywood, a campaign raised by OneLegacy to increase interest in organ and tissue donation across the TV and film industry.

OneLegacy is also planning to bring its new series to high schools in the fall, as part of its student-focused organ, eye, and tissue donation program.

To join OneLegacy and register as an organ, eye, or tissue donor, please visit the organization’s website.

Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
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Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.

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Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
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