Thursday, June 12, 2014

Organ donations in Brazil: immortal fans

How thousands of football fans are helping to save lives

"A campaign by one of Brazil's biggest football clubs to encourage fans to become organ donors has led to a massive rise in the number of life-changing transplants and reduced waiting lists for organs in the area almost to zero.
""Every Brazilian is born with football in the soul," says Jorge Peixoto, of Sport Club Recife, one of the top teams in the north-east of the country.
"It asked them to become "immortal fans" donating their organs after they die so that their love for the club will live on in someone else's body."

1 comment:

dWj said...

Well, even then, they won't live "forever". Still, their hearts are in the right place -- along with their kidneys, livers, etc.