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A blood campaign that’s looking for A+ response
The National Blood Service in London held a street event to highlight the need to stock up on blood ahead of the Olympic Games. With an estimated 1.2 million people and 15,000 athletes anticipated to visit London, they expect increased demands on stocks while donations during this period are predicted to drop.
Why it matters
The National Blood Service highlighted the issue by placing half-naked people in the streets and displaying their circulatory system. Are unexpected tactics the best way to sensitise the public about an urgent public health need?
Mysterious blue doors that act as a canvas to philosophical and poetic statements such as ‘Incomplete perfect’, ‘The end is a good beginning’ and ‘Destiny died’ are popping up on vacant buildings in and around Lisbon. The project was founded by design collective ‘de onda magnetica’ who are dedicated to urban art and activism.
The check-in app Shopkick allows their 1 million+ users to donate their accumulated “kicks” to the benefit of 30 different charities as part of their rewards program, through which users can also earn gift cards, Facebook credits, movie tickets, and restaurant vouchers.