Our public awareness initiatives are as follow:TOLL FREE LINE: We administer a toll free line providing information to the public about organ and tissue donation
WEBSITE: We maintain an informative and easy to use website where people are able to register as kidney donors on-line, find out more information about organ and tissue donation, or make a financial contribution to the KD.
DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION: We distribute kidney donor identification cards and information brochures to the public and use a volunteer network to do so. We distribute 100,000 information leaflets annually to transplant centres, to the public, to companies, or to anyone who requests information in countries where we operate.
EDUCATIONAL TALKS: Each year we give educational talks on kidney donation at various institutions including high schools and primary schools, tertiary institutions, companies and any institution or gathering requesting a talk. During the visit, our team presents an informative talk on kidney donation and transplantation, using visual aids and presentations.
CORPORATE WELLNESS DAYS: Kidney Donors Inc. is invited to and attends many corporate health and wellness days each year. These days are a wonderful opportunity for us to meet the public and educate them kidney donation.
EXPOS AND AWARENESS EVENTS: The KD is invited to host an awareness stand at various events – one example is the annual Ontario Homemakers Expo at the CTICC
SOCIAL MEDIA: We have a dedicated staff member responsible for maintaining interactive social media pages on Facebook – the link is available on the home page of our website.
MEDIA: We actively engage with the media by participating in television and radio interviews and print campaigns to drive awareness of Organ and Tissue Donation Nationally.
ANNUAL WALKS: We have three annual walks Globally drive Organ and Tissue awareness and to encourage public participation.