VIDEO You Will Need: A video camera
Cost: $0 and up
Here are several videos to give you ideas of how you can produce a video of your own. Whether it's a patient simply talking to the camera or something fancier with editing and multiple people and locations, all help to raise awareness and can be posted on patient and donor program websites, Youtube, blogs and social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace.
If you don't have a video camera ask a friend, family member or colleague for help. I'd be willing to bet you know someone who could help you to do this. It might just take some asking around.
If you want to produce your own video ideally you will need:
If not and you have the funds available you can always hire a video company to shoot a video for you. My suggestion would be to come up with a concept then go get an estimate. They may even surprise you by offering to shoot the video discounted or for free.
You could also approach an amateur videographer for what would most certainly be less expensive help.
Attending a Live Marrow Donor Drive
Released June 8, 2009
By: Savadelis Films
You can use this video for your own donor drive or donor program. The embed code is in the upper right corner. Just click on it then copy and paste the code into your own website or blog. We created this video with the intention of any patient or donor program using it on their own websites and blogs to help spread the word.
1 Professional HD Video Camera
1 handheld supportive light
1 external microphone
You can contact your local Public Access TV Studio and ask if there are any programs that need guests that can come talk about the donor program and a particular patient's need. I was given this opportunity to help my cousin Tami and invited along another patient advocate like myself as well as the Executive Director of the Asian American Donor Program. The three of us explained how easy it is to register and the dispelled many myths about the donation process itself.
In the Fall of 2009 our segment won a major award. It won the first ever Community Activism Award and will be aired nationwide on Free Speech TV which is the public access channel of the DIsh Network. That's 30 million households!
As a guest it didn't cost me anything to participate in the show. The show itself paid a fee to enter the program in the competition but I wasn't even told until after it won!
You can copy this link to the Fired Up Productions website to send others to view the video using this URL:
Or to embed this video on your website or blog you can use the following code that includes the image files. It will take you to the Fired Up Productions website where the video is available to be viewed:
Learn the Truth About being a Marrow Donor. It is not excruciatingly painful, your marrow will regenerate itself, 70% of patients in need will not find a match in time and of the lucky ones who do 70% will receive their match from a stranger. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Embed Using the Large Image Above
<div align="center"><a href="http://firedupproductions.com/shows-page/season-13/152-wuwt-1303" target="_blank"><img src= "http://www.marrowdrives.org/images/videos/whats_up_wit_that.jpg" alt="Myths and Facts About Marrow Donation" width=400 height=369 border=0></a><br />
Learn the Truth about being a Marrow Donor. It is not excruciatingly painful, your marrow will regenerate itself, 70% of patients in need will not find a match in time and of the lucky who do 70% will receive their match from a stranger. <a href="http://firedupproductions.com/shows-page/season-13/152-wuwt-1303" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to learn more.</a></div>
<div align="center"><a href="http://firedupproductions.com/shows-page/season-13/152-wuwt-1303" target="_blank"><img src= "http://marrowdrives.org/images/videos/whats_up_wit_that_198w.jpg" target="_blank" alt="Myths and Facts About Marrow Donation" width=198 height=235 border=0></a><br />
<a href="http://firedupproductions.com/shows-page/season-13/152-wuwt-1303" target="_blank">Join the Bone Marrow Registry</a><br />
Team Matthew - A message from Matthew from City of Hope Released April 15, 2009
By: Matthew Nguyen
This shows that a video doesn't have to be super fancy and that sometimes simple is most effective. The fact that Matthew felt compelled to make a video while he was so sick shows how much he appreciates his team who was out in the field hosting marrow drives for him since he couldn't do it himself. At the same time it gives strangers an opportunity to connect with Matthew in a different, more personal, way then just words on a page.
I haven't met Matthew in person yet but we have been emailing each other for several months now and seeing this video made me feel as if we've met :)
1 Home Video Camera
Used the built in microphone
No additional supportive lighting
In September 2008, Lauren Rudser, a graduate student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, contacted Project Michelle and was interested in sharing her story through a documentary. They thought it was a great idea, and hoped it would provide a glimpse into the life of patients looking for a donor for a bone marrow transplant.
Special thanks to Lauren and her colleagues, Kaiser Permanente, and Dr. Johnson for contributing to this great piece.
This is a public service announcement by Kristina Sa which includes A3M and the parents of Matthew Nguyen and Kaitlin Pham, two young adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia who are in need of a marrow donor. (Audio is in Vietnamese, but there are English subtitles for most of the video)
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