Navigation Links
Nationwide Vote to Determine Best Organ Donation-Themed Movie
Date:1/29/2010

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In a lead-up to the second Donate Life Film Festival June 11-12, the nation's organ donation and transplant community will vote for the best organ donation feature film of all time.  The four nominated films are Seven Pounds, Return to Me, John Q and Blood Work.

Nominations were generated by the Philadelphia Transplant Movie Night, a group of transplant recipients, living donors and families of deceased donors who meet quarterly to watch films with a donation/transplant theme. Donate Life Hollywood helped to set the criteria: the film must be entertaining to watch, enlighten viewers about the donation process, and inspire people to become organ donors or to think positively about organ donation.

Attendees were asked to pick their top four nominees which resulted in a list of 11 unique titles for consideration.

"Each film's votes were tallied and the top four vote-getters qualified for final consideration," explained Jim Gleason, a heart recipient who organized the movie night and developed a website that collects all organ donation-related films. "We projected the list of 70 transplant movies currently in our database as a reminder of the films we knew about and have seen in our five years of hosting Transplant Movie Night here in Philadelphia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most complete listing of movies with a transplant in their storyline in the world."

Donate Life Hollywood, a national campaign to encourage accurate and inspiring donation and transplant storylines in television and film, will solicit votes from thousands of people touched by organ and tissue donation and who work in the donation/transplantation field.

The winner will be honored at the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards Dinner, the climax of the second annual Donate Life Film Festival, on June 12 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.  The winner's cast, director, writers and producers will be invited to attend.

Tenaya Wallace, campaign director for Donate Life Hollywood, noted that "The award testifies to the power of film to not only inspire an audience, but to save lives."

SOURCE Donate Life Hollywood


'/>"/>
SOURCE Donate Life Hollywood
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Health Systems, Hospitals and Universities Nationwide Chose Epocrates in 2009 for Trusted Point-of-Care Clinical Information
2. San Francisco Charity A GOOD IDEA to Give $100,000 to Haiti Victims Upon Winning Nationwide Charity Program
3. Aurora Health Care CEO Among Best Physician Leaders Nationwide
4. Ricoh Offers Free Educational Sessions to Healthcare Professionals Nationwide
5. Metabolife(R) Helps People Nationwide Start off the New Year Right as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2009 Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular
6. Aprima and Claflin Medical Equipment Partner to Provide Electronic Health Records to Physician Practices Claflin to provide Aprima EHR to physicians nationwide
7. Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. Announces the Redemption of All Outstanding Shares of 7.75% Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock
8. Ennis & Ennis, P.A. Announces Nationwide Free Legal Consultations For Users of Paxil
9. AAPC Now Offers On-site ICD-10 Training for Health Plans Nationwide
10. Nationwide Survey Shows Americans Oppose a Cosmetic Tax
11. Heart Attack Treatment Speeds Up Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Finn Mouseson”: follows the exciting story of a mouse as ... sets out on a journey that will show that friends are to be gathered ... published author and illustrator, Melody Gersonde-Mickelson, who has earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... “The Foggy Road to Moorwick”: the adventures of ... is the creation of published author, Jeanine Liston, a busy mother of five who used ... “I have been writing this book for over twenty years. It was a way ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... Brazilian jiu-jitsu community have raised more than $15,000 in just a couple of ... professional submission grappling matches and world-class instructor seminars, organizers expect to double those ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... , ... Trusted debt-reduction firm CreditAssociates, LLC has announced two important milestones. To ... $835 million in resolved debt for its clients. , Credit card debt, unpaid hospital ... of debt settled by the company. With more than a decade of combined service ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... announced the winners of the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held this past Thursday ... whom are Connecticut-based companies and entrepreneurs, presented their innovative project ideas to a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, ... of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced ... influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... to seasonal influenza and presents a challenge ... prior exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews ... Embrace Hearing as the number one company for hearing ... Oticon™, ReSound™ and fifteen other brands. ... Embrace Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... , Sept. 8, 2017 Dealmed Medical Supplies, ... supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, vaccines, and specialty ... entered into an agreement to acquire Vantage Medical Supplies, ... in Holtsville, New York . ... supplying new and emerging medical practices, will operate under ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: