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Transforming Media to Save Lives! TV, Radio, Print and Inter net highlight one person weekly, daily or hourly who is dying. The media outlets ask their audiences to save that life.
Transforming Media to Save Lives!
TV, Radio, Print and Inter net highlight one person weekly, daily or hourly who is dying.
The media outlets ask their audiences to save that life.
Media can destroy or media can build and create. At Save 1 Person, we seek to harness the power of the media to save and to rebuild the lives of those in need of help one person at a time.
How do we do this? Simple. The answer is in the power of numbers. The more people who are able to learn about a person in need through a variety of media outlets (TV, radio, Internet and print) the more likely somebody will be alerted who is able and willing to help.
Imagine, for example, that Sally, a mother with five children, has Leukemia and needs to find a person suitable for a bone marrow transplant immediately or she will die within weeks. How is she more likely to get the help she receives? If the local newspaper in the Illinois town she lives in runs an article about her, only 30,000, 40,000 or even 50,000 people would be alerted to her need for a donor. But what if Sally's story reaches people living in cities throughout the U.S. and the world by appearing as a newsbreak on television and radio networks in major media markets across the globe. Needless to say, the more people that are aware of Sally's plight, the more people are likely to get tested and the more likely Sally is to find a match.
Save 1 Person (www.save1person.org) is a "clearinghouse" brining together people in need with people who are willing to help through TV, radio, print and the inter net in the form of a Save 1 Person news break.
To date, success stories initiated by Save 1 Person have come to the aid of people in a variety of situations:
- A father of three receives the gift of life from a living kidney donor
- People were tested for bone marrow matches to aid a man from Long Island with Leukemia
-A disease is diagnosed via Save 1 Person
- A man dying of kidney disease in LA receives the gift of life from a living kidney donor in Alabama
The possibilities are endless with Save 1 Person's long-term strategy of having newsbreaks highlighting one person's need on media outlets worldwide. Imagine calling on doctors to find a cure for a new disease or raising money for a child in need of an organ transplant . Save 1 Person is based on the biblical philosophy that if you save one life it is as if you have saved the entire world. Why is one person highlighted? Because when you help one person to live what that person contributes to the world can change the course of history. One act of helping another can have ripple effects throughout the world. We invite you to join our global media campaign by helping us receive media exposure for the neediest people. Or by volunteering with our campaign. Will you join the fight to save a life? Save 1 Person. Save The World.
VISION OF SAVE 1 PERSON:
There should be mandatory Save 1 Person units in every media outlet across the world.
Two Save 1 Person News Breaks would air on every media outlet each week. One news break would originate from a global level from the Save 1 Person office. This would be a pre-produced news break anchored by a well known personality. This news break would be distributed to all affiliates and inserted into their nightly news programs. This is sent via satellite from the Save 1 Person office, weekly in a form of a news break.
All requests for help go to the Save 1 Person office and then passed along to the person who needs the help. The staff at Save 1 Person insert relevant information into one large database. The database consists of people who need life saving help and people whom want to help.
In addition, one local news break a week is originated from each local media outlet based upon the need of a member of the community. This news break would be read by the local on-air personality over the airwaves.
Locally, the on-air local personalities ask the audience to write in with their life-saving needs, a production assistant from the local affiliate collects information on the neediest cases from the community. The station chooses the life of the week to save - and then a reporter goes on air and broadcasts the need to the public in the form of a news break. The on-air personality asks the public to contact the station (the production asst. type fields all requests). The production assistant passes the information onto the person in need from the community
The information gets passed along to the person who needs help from the station’s employee. And where relevant the other requests can go into one vast data collection base which is set up at the Save 1 Person office.
The database is set up the following way: A LIST OF PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP ie: people who need kidney, people who need liver, people who need bone marrow match
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP ie: people who would donate kidney for stranger, person who would donate liver to stranger, etc. etc.
- Lauren Finkelstein
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