Name of the activity: Zombies Hungry for Organ Donation

Country/NMO: Canada – Québec (IFMSA-Québec)

Program: Organ, Marrow & Tissue Donation

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

Focus area:

Organ donation, Tissue donation, excluding blood donation

Problem statement:

1000 Quebecers are currently waiting for an organ or a tissue donation. While 90% of Quebecers are in favor of organ donation, only 50% of them actually sign their card. In Quebec, a person is not a donor by default, unless the card is signed.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Zombies Hungry for Organ Donation is targeted to the general population, especially toward less-informed communities about the issue of organ donation. Most of the people that do not sign their card were not aware that they had to, although they are willing to do so. The beneficiaries are the Quebecers currently waiting for a transplantation.

Objectives and indicators of success:

– Form more than 188 students for the 2018 campaign, the number of 2015.
– Have more than 200 participating students in the 2018 campaign, the number of 2015.
– Distribute more than 4215 stickers to sign in the 2018 campaign, the number of 2015.

Methodology:

Our semester starts on September. At the end of September or beginning of October, a formation is given to participants, in partnership with Transplant Québec (our provincial organism responsible for organ transplantation). On Halloween evening, the participants are dressed as zombies and receive a last formation. They then pass, two by two, at the doors. This activity is done in parallel in the different universities and their satellite campus.

Plans for evaluation:

The statistics that we have concern the number of students formed, the number of participants, the number of stickers distributed, the number of houses visited and the number of persons met. The last complete statistics collected are of 2015, and our goal is to do better each year, as the project is still in its growing phase. We will create a promotional video for the 2018 campaign, hoping to recruit more members and have a higher impact on the community.