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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scriptwriters, producers and movie corporations telling tales about organ donation and transplantation now have a trusted ally in assuring accuracy and relevance of their work due to a brand new web site launched at the moment by Donate Life Hollywood. The location—AccessDLH.org—offers entry to medical consultants and real-life tales of individuals touched by donation and transplantation whereas additionally helping with casting, manufacturing and publicity help.
“We all know that Hollywood desires to get it proper with regards to organ donation and that once they don’t it will possibly perpetuate fears and myths that value lives,” mentioned DLH Founder Tenaya Wallace. “Conversely, when Hollywood tells inspiring and genuine storylines, it will possibly make clear the ability and great thing about organ donation and on the way it provides folks a second probability at life.”
DLH serves as a liaison between the organ donation group and the leisure trade. Its objective is to see extra genuine and empowering storytelling about donation and transplantation, whereas additionally eliminating myths and fears. Via DLH, movie corporations, tv applications, leisure studios, producers and writers have entry to a community of consultants—from famend transplant surgeons to households whose family members grew to become an organ donor—without cost consultations on all facets of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.
Wallace says that the brand new web site was designed to offer writers with the knowledge they want, in a format they need, and is predicated on a sequence of conversations with high writers to know the type of content material they’re in search of when creating storylines. One instance, she mentioned, are the “Actual Life Tales,” that are movies of recipients, candidates, residing donors and donor households speaking concerning the donation and transplant course of. “These quick movies are in direct response to writers telling us that they needed to listen to and see video to get an genuine voice for a personality,” mentioned Wallace.
One of the distinctive options of the web site is the “DLH Scorecard”—a web based instrument for each writers and other people touched by donation to “rating” a storyline. Writers can use the scorecard whereas they’re writing a script to see how genuine their storyline is and to guarantee they’re staying away from perpetuating myths and fears. DLH will, in flip, use the scorecard to find out which episodes/storylines obtain a DLH Encourage Award.
“Working with DLH has been really superb,” mentioned Y. Shireen Razack, a author on NBC’s “New Amsterdam.” “Not solely have they supplied knowledgeable session on storylines, however they’ve additionally helped promote our storytelling throughout the donation group. DLH has been an important useful resource and a beautiful associate. I’m so grateful for the work they do to assist writers like me inform correct tales that promote organ donation. There may be nothing extra lovely than the reward of life.”
Along with helping scriptwriters, AccessDLH.org can also be accessible to help non-scripted reveals by offering entry to transplant facilities and consultants. It additionally has the power to help with publicity by participating the donation and transplantation group to help constructive portrayals of the difficulty. That is achieved, partially, via the DLH Activate App, a novel cell platform launched in March that engages and encourages people to take motion on the contact of a button on their telephones and in doing so leverage and amplify the social media networks of the Donate Life group.
DLH is an initiative of OneLegacy and the OneLegacy Basis, along with greater than 20 nationwide companions representing organizations from the donation and transplant group together with organ procurement organizations, tissue banks and transplant facilities.
OneLegacy is a nonprofit group devoted to saving lives via organ, eye and tissue donation in seven counties in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern. It serves greater than 200 hospitals, 11 transplant facilities, a various inhabitants of practically 20 million, donors and households throughout the area, and ready recipients throughout the nation. For extra info, go to onelegacy.org.
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