Friday, November 27, 2015

This is Pamela Lindgren wearing her silver liver jewelry for Organ Donation. Pamela is a designer and researcher from Gothenburg, Sweden. She found the design movement RECYCLE ME for Organ Donation Awareness already in 2009 and it has now spread all over the world. She designed the LIFE silver jewelry collection and the t-shirt prints for RECYCLE ME.

“I use artistic creativity to encourage more people to take a stand for organ donation. Investigations show that the majority of us are willing to donate our organs after our deaths, but that we have not made our wishes known. One reason for this may be that we do not want to think or talk about death.
Death is a taboo subject of conversation, but a person’s death can give their lives back to several other people. It is difficult, but we must dare to speak about death when we live with solicitude towards each other.

Art has the power to reach out to many people irrespective of language or religion, and that is why I carry out this work. More people taking a stand for organ donation means more lives being saved, and also the possibility that illegal organ trading will decrease and finally disappear altogether. Together we can make a change and build bridges between people all over the world. Make your wishes known, organ donation includes us all.”

- Pamela Lindgren, Designer, Master of Fine Art Degree, MFA. Founder of RECYCLE ME.
Ph.D- candidate, Division Design & Human Factors Chalmers University of Technology.

The profits from the RECYCLE ME project will go towards ground breaking research in organ donation and transplantation, an innovative field with a promising future. RECYCLE ME is donating the profit to Professor Lars-Erik Gelin Memorial Foundation for Transplant Research.

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Photo by Yr Logadottir.