Thursday, May 17, 2018

”No pienses en la donación de órganos como ofrecer una parte de ti para que desconocido pueda vivir ... 
... es en realidad un desconocido quien ofrece todo su cuerpo para que una parte de ti pueda seguir viviendo…” -
Fundación Carlos Sanz

Do not think about organ donation as offering a part of you so a stranger can live ...
... it is in fact, a stranger who offers his whole body so a part of you can continue living ... - Fundación Carlos Sanz
(free translated by RECYCLE ME)

This is Lorena Navarro Campo, we had the pleasure to meet her and asked her to talk about organ donation and how works in her country. Lorena comes from Barranquilla, Colombia but she lives and works in Sweden now, though she keeps close ties to her mother country. Her profession is as an industrial engineer, but she has other skills among she speaks three languages which comes in handy as she is an experience traveler.

“In Colombia it is presumed that everybody is a potential organ donor when a person during her/his life has abstained from exercising her/his right to oppose to donate after death.” Source: 

Since the law was created in 2016, the organ donation in my country has growth 30% and it is expected to grow more in the upcoming years. - Lorena Navarro Campo

Thank you, Lorena, for promoting organ donation awareness! In this photo she is wearing a RECYCLE ME kidney T-shirt. Together we make miracles! Spread the word – organ donation includes us all!

Friday, April 6, 2018

We have had the pleasure to meet with Siw Eriksson to talk about organ donation awareness. Siw presently works as a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden. Siw is a multitalented person with vast experience from both health care, industry and research. She has developed a new innovative communicative textile that can be used in medical treatments. Inhale and exhale, and stay calm seems to be the thing to keep up with her pace! The Recycle Me lung prints symbolize the need for organs, and the awareness of organ donation. In fact, all of us can be in need of a new organ. Thank you Siw for participating to spread organ donation awareness!

For me it is a matter of course to support Recycle Me as it pinpoints essential life issues.
With previous work experience from intensive care, I've seen how difficult it is when relatives need to make the decision to permit
organ donation or not from the deceased person - a decision we all should spare our relatives from. Today many years later, I am focusing on researching of how we can develop new medical devices, often based on textile technology, together with clinical experts in health care, I get the sense that the circle reconnects again by means of Recycle Me, as their message often is manifested on textiles. The fact that Recycle Me additionally are beautiful artworks, whatever material it is created of, is just a bonus!” - Siw Eriksson

You find interesting facts of our lungs here:

Monday, March 5, 2018

The RECYCLE ME  project has been chosen as one of five FORMVISARE 2018 by SVENSK FORM! This means we have received an opportunity to exhibiting abroad during this year thanks to great support from Svensk Form Väst. Thank you SVENSK FORM!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

One of the most important autonomous systems we know are our own bodies. However, sometimes we are depending on each other. Science helps us change the laws of nature. The RECYCLE ME project has one aim- to spread the word.  - “Organ Donation Concerns Us All”.

Let us present our new friend Sachiyo Ono from Saitama, Japan. Sachiyo is a great artist and considerate person who supports organ donation awareness. In the photo she is wearing a RECYCLE ME T-shirt to visualize her stand in this issue. 

Together we can promote change and encourage each other to take a stand for organ donation. By talking to our loved ones, friends and family, we can all make a contribution.

“I'm from Japan but life brought me to Sweden where I started a kimono recycle business. The idea was influenced by the spirit of Swedish environmental friendliness. Furthermore, I have been supported by many people and what I value most is a connection with others. This collaboration between Recycle Me and ONOKIMONO (even collaboration between Scandinavian and Japanese design in the photo) is one of the great opportunities.
Now it's my turn to support, I recycle me and kimono! I wish both efforts will make someone happy.”- Sachiyo Ono

Thank you Sachiyo for your support!

Information of Organ Donation in Japan:

Information of Organ Donation in Sweden:

If you like to know more about Sachiyo visit her company page ONOKIMONO: on Facebook

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We had the pleasure of meeting Carolina Poelk a Product and UX Designer from Germany to talk about organ donation and how we can unite and act together to raise awareness.

“I am a product designer, working and living in beautiful Gothenburg. I am passionate about creating and designing meaningful and beautiful products and meeting people that share the same visions about collaboration. I believe that we have come to an era where we no longer have resources and time to waste on meaningless objects and designs. We have the responsibility to strive for sustainability, raise awareness and focus on what’s best for our planet. Organ donation is in my opinion the most profound act of humanity and should go without saying. Since it is not yet a given thing for everyone to sign up for, any opportunity to raise awareness should be taken.” - Carolina Poelk

Thank you, Carolina, for engaging in the RECYCLE ME movement!

You find more about Carolina here;

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This is Francis Löfvenholm, a professional photographer from Gothenburg, Sweden. We meet Francis in an art and science collaboration “Explainartist" about the increased CO2 in the ocean. The ways we treat the ocean and our human bodies are closely linked. The human body contains 70% water, and in that way we are the ocean. Each one of us carries a little bit of the ocean within our bodies. How we treat nature has an instant effect on us, and therefore we must treat it respectfully and well in order for us as species as well as other species to survive and be healthy.

Our cultural values, customs and beliefs affect the way we treat the Earth as well as how we treat each other. To sign up as a potential organ donator is a good way to unite with others concerning our common humanity and existence, and our individual lives. More people registered as organ donors will increase the chances of saving lives: yours and those of your fellow human beings.

Recycle Me encourages you to make your wishes known by registering with the organ donations register in your country.

You find more about Francis here;

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thank you for participating at the AHA Festival 2017!
We had many interesting discussions about organ donation together with researchers from both Microbiology and Immunology with researcher Ajibola Omokanye, and Biological & Environmental Sciences with researcher Sam Dupont. We also had the pleasure to talk to Håkan Hedman from the Swedish Kidney Association (Njurförbundet), along with researcher and Designer, Founder of RECYCLE ME Pamela Lindgren.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

We have had the pleasure to meet with Dr. and researcher Ajibola Omokanye. Ajibola currently works as a researcher at University of Gothenburg, furthermore, he is also engaged in social enterprise in his organization Explainartist!

“I currently work as a researcher helping to develop better vaccines. I have previously worked as a doctor in a kidney transplant team. Organ donation dramatically improves lives, and initiatives that raise awareness about it deserve generous support.”- Ajibola Omokanye

Thank you Ajibola for participating in our global mission- Organ Donation Concerns Us All!

Learn more about Explainartist!

“Explainartist is a social enterprise dedicated to promoting public engagement with research through visuals. We connect researchers with artists and organise exhibits for the public.”

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

We are not there yet. Organs don't grow on trees! Sign up as an organ donor! Join us at the AHA Festival and share your thought of how we can help each other. We will be there at the 21 of November 2017!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

One of the most important autonomous systems we know are our own bodies However, sometimes we are depending on each other. Science helps us change the laws of nature. The RECYCLE ME project has one aim- to spread the word “Organ Donation Concerns Us All”. Learn how design solutions can be used to spread a message.

Pamela Lindgren is engaged in research and design as well as art. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from HDK and is a PhD candidate at the division of Design & Human Factors, Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers. Pamela´s research aims to increase knowledge of user experience, user acceptance and adoption of products based on aesthetic and emotional values. Pamela seeks to create an interplay between technology, construction and the human body. She is driven by passion and curiosity, in her free time she is involved in sustainability projects.

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