TrueTube have provided an assembly script and two accompanying films to promote National Transplant week. The assembly itself provides two activities which will allow the students to reflect on the significance of organ donation, why it is done, and what the people involved go through physically and emotionally. The two films explores the different opinions of the public on organ donation and the ethical implications surrounding the topic. These resources are the perfect choice if you want to introduce the subject sensitively and creatively. For this topic, I have decided to write my blog from a slightly different angle. I have written the poem below this paragraph, in the hope that it will encourage people to register online. A life can be saved in the future just by taking ten minutes out of your day today.
My eyes do not stare my heart does not beat,
I may no longer feel the ground beneath my feet.
I cannot hear your voice in my ears,
Or wipe away your mournful tears.
There is something I have promised to do,
A wish of mine which I hope to come true.
A wish that will turn your darkness to light,
A day of hope after a blackened night.
It can only come true at the end of my life,
When the new day dawns and the time is right.
With my death I give life to another,
A world of grey to a world of colour.
What I no longer need will be used once more,
And they will laugh as I did before.
Their eyes will stare and their heart will beat,
And they will feel the ground beneath their feet.
They will hear your voice in their ears,
And have no need to wipe away your tears.
For you will be happy with what you see,
I have set a suffering person free.
Written by Jessica Toogood