Get an inside look at organ donation! View the surgeon’s perspective in both the donor and recipient surgeries. These videos will feature pre-recorded narration from a doctor from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Transplant Center. Next, speak live with an organ donor about their personal experience. Hear their story, then ask questions about the donation process. Finish with a look into careers in the organ transplant field.
SPECIAL NOTE! Changes from previous version of this program: this program will no longer include live narration from a medical professional. The program length is now 60 minutes. The program fee is now $225. The kit of materials remain unchanged. This program is no longer available for viewing at COSI.
With the included kit of materials, you can extend the discussion beyond the videoconference. Activities include:
- Blood Typing: Perform a simulated blood typing test in order to find a possible donor kidney for a patient in need.
- Kidney Dialysis: Construct a simulated dialysis machine to understand its function, and by extension, the function of the kidney and experience the impact dialysis can have on everyday life.
- Sew What?: Use needle and suture to simulate suturing techniques on synthetic tissue.
- Who Gets the Kidney?: Analyze key determinants in deciding which patient receives an available kidney and defend your choices.