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In Pre-Production. Intertwining leading activists’ commentary, stories of living kidney donors and kidney patients, and an intuitive look at what leads a person to donate a kidney to a stranger, Abundant asks the question, “Do we have what it takes to become abundant toward living kidney donation?” Learn more.
Donor to Donor Presents CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers
Non-Directed Kidney Donors Research Project
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Donor to Donor presents
CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers
“I knew, in that moment, that I would give my kidney to a stranger. It’s as if I’d been struck by lightning.” That’s how Donor to Donor founder Ned Brooks described the first steps on his journey to becoming a non-directed kidney donor in his 2017 TEDxNatick talk. A moment of clarity. A sudden profound realization. A lightning strike!
Ned Brooks isn’t alone in this feeling or that language. Most non-directed kidney donors describe their moment of realization almost exactly the same way. “A lightning strike” is a common way to describe the decision to become one of the rarest outliers in our culture, the extreme altruist who gives a kidney to a complete stranger.
Donor to Donor presents CrowdSource For Life: Storytellers will be staged in a large theatrical venue and recorded for live streaming and as content for Abundant. Our storytelling show will feature non-directed kidney donors telling professionally developed narratives about their experience as a kidney donor. Stories will be approximately twelve (12) minutes in length and storytellers will work for months with a professional storytelling consultant to develop their story for performance before a live audience and streamed broadcast. Recorded with four (4) cameras and streamed live, this event will be the first-ever mainstream audience program focused exclusively on non-directed kidney donors. Stories will evoke a full range of emotion, inspiring the audience and viewers to consider the potential of living kidney donation. Between afternoon and evening sessions, we’ll program on-site and streaming information about the best resources available to explore living kidney donation.
We know most non-directed donors resist taking credit for their remarkably abundant act of donating a kidney to a stranger. However, we ask non-directed kidney donors to extend their act of selfless giving one step further by sharing their story to inspire others potential donors. If you are a non-directed kidney donor, please click on the link below. We’d like to consider your story for Donor to Donor presents CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers.
Kidney Transplant Recipients
Kidney transplant recipients will be featured in Abundant. Tell us your story and why we should consider casting you for Abundant. Go into detail about your experience and what you would say to potential living kidney donors. If you are selected to appear in Abundant, we will contact you. If you have questions, email us at email@example.com. If you are ready to get involved and audition, use the application button below.
Directed Kidney Donors
Directed Kidney donors will be featured in Abundant. Tell us your story and why we should consider casting you for Abundant. Go into detail about your experience, your feelings and what you would say to potential living kidney donors. If you are selected to appear in Abundant, we will contact you. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ready to get involved and audition, use the application button below.
Kidney patients seeking a donor will be featured in Abundant. Tell your story on a one-minute video on YouTube or Vimeo and include the video link on your audition form. If we select you for Abundant, we will contact you. Even if you aren’t selected for Abundant, your video will be included on CrowdSourceForLife.com with any contact information you provide. If you are ready to get involved and audition, use the application button below.