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Old Toys Receive Donated Limbs To Educate Kids About Organ Transplants
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Product Design, Recycling6 years ago

Old Toys Receive Donated Limbs To Educate Kids About Organ Transplants

Second Life Toys is an organisation in Japan that’s hoping to raise awareness about organ donation. And as you can see, their smart-thinking campaign is sure to catch people’s attention.

The organisation is giving new limbs to old broken plushies in order to make them complete again. And the best part is that you can join the campaign by donating your own unwanted toys. You’ll even receive a letter from the “recipient” plushie telling you how your donation has helped to improve their lives.

It’s a sweet idea and the message behind it is important. Organ donation is an issue that doesn’t get much press in Japan and nor does it get much attention. Around 14,000 people are on waiting lists yet only about 300 of them per year receive the organs they need. Hopefully this campaign can change this by raising some much needed awareness, and you can play your part by donating your old plushies here.

More info: Second Life Toys (h/t: Rocketnews24)

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Vickie Chan
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6 years ago

So the donor is not only not played with anymore, but also amputated. I'm sorry... I can't wrap my head around that. It's just too sad and creepy.

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago

yes that's kind of the sad part...you have to "kill" the discarded toy to give to a another one. Not sure how kids respond to that...

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Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
6 years ago

Nice idea. Very educative. Kids can learn that torn toy is not necessary to throw away and they can be repaired. I guess it gives them great example and affects their future thinking. They will try to fix things, not just throw them away and replace them :) Very nice message for the kids (and even for some adults too). :)

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago

great idea! But it produces really weird monsters :'D

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Vickie Chan
Community Member
6 years ago

So the donor is not only not played with anymore, but also amputated. I'm sorry... I can't wrap my head around that. It's just too sad and creepy.

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago

yes that's kind of the sad part...you have to "kill" the discarded toy to give to a another one. Not sure how kids respond to that...

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Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
6 years ago

Nice idea. Very educative. Kids can learn that torn toy is not necessary to throw away and they can be repaired. I guess it gives them great example and affects their future thinking. They will try to fix things, not just throw them away and replace them :) Very nice message for the kids (and even for some adults too). :)

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago

great idea! But it produces really weird monsters :'D

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