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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?
‘Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort’, a French charity against the death penalty, has set up an interactive installation in the François Mitterrand library in Paris. Visitors are asked to stand between two screens; one has a soldier, the other a victim. By standing in between, the soldier is unable to shoot. Visitors can then scan a QR code and quickly sign an online petition against the death penalty.
The Project “Cozinha com Alma” (Cook/Kitchen with Soul) is a solidarity take-away initiative where all the profits go to provide a social grant to support middle and lower-middle class families in deep financial difficulties. The families have been selected by the local authority social commission.