BNN's recent well-discussed Donorshow has got me thinking. For those of you that have not heard it on the news: the Donorshow is a show where a terminally diseased woman has to pick one of three people who she wants to give her much needed kidney to. This was broadcasted on national tv and lots of international press was there to make an recording of what seems to be the most criticized tvshow ever. Right when the woman was about to make her dicision, the presentor stopped the show and told everyone that the woman was an actress but that the candidates indeed have a kidneydisease and that a donorkidney was really a thing of great need for them. The show was a sham.
Too much, not done? Or a great way to raise awareness for such a serious issue?
I think it's bloody brilliant. There are so many people who are simply unaware of the importance of being a donor, and what better to use than the media to raise some awareness? Shocking apparently works best. BNN had the whole world in an uproar, but numbers show that after the show, lots of people have applied to be a donor. Well done, BNN.
Am I a donor? That's a bit personal. ;)