We, Mar Ginot Blanco and Karin Fischnaller, worked together on translating present day choices into future disputes. What different organ donation models are available and what moralities do they represent? The different donation models in our home countries Spain and Italy led us to further research on organ transplantation.
The main cause of kidney shortage is the increasing rate of diabetes and high blood pressure. Both diseases lengthen the waiting lists for a kidney donation.
On the other hand, a healthy human being only needs one kidney to live. Why not donating our second, our spare, kidney? Living donations last longer.
We aim to raise discussion about the urgent need of kidney transplants by offering four (fake) donation models. These four fake models are inspired by real models that are established in different countries all over the world. We want to provide information on how these models work. By using the “switch” button, the reader can access the real information in the shape of a visual journalism platform.
Mar Ginot Blanco and Karin Fischnaller, at Design Academy Eindhoven, Master Information Design, 2017.