In any given year in the United States, there are over 122,000 people waiting for an organ donation. The list is seemingly endless and the need overwhelming. Despite advances in medicine and technology, and increased awareness of organ donation and transplantation, the gap between supply and demand continues to widen. The number of people on the national waiting list continues to grow, while rates of donation and transplant continue to stay constant.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is on a mission to change all that. They manage and facilitate the national transplant waiting list 24 hours a day, every day of the year to save as many lives as possible.
In order to help raise awareness and bolster the number of organ donors in the US, UNOS recently took to social media to share their mission in a creative way. The video below, based on true events, opens with a 50-something man dying his hair blue, and continues to show him doing several unorthodox things. He goes on to play drums at a rock show, skinny dip in the ocean and finally “do more things for mom.”
The surprise ending just might make you cry.
Check out the video below and share to save lives.