Deliver directly to undertaker! According to AP: "Worshippers at black churches in 20 states will be urged this weekend to consider organ donation. The program, Linkages to Life, is aimed at raising awareness about organ donation among blacks, who suffer higher rates of diseases that damage the liver and kidneys."
This is not going to work. And it isn't because the religious leaders and others aren't trying or don't care.
1) Altruism motivates some people, but not enough to donate their vital organs. Thankfully we don't rely on altruism to motivate people to get up every day to go to work, to sell food to us, to play pro basketball or football, or for medical breakthroughs. We know that altruism doesn't work in most endeavors in life, but for some reason we believe (or foolishly hope) that it will work when it comes to people agreeing to have their bodies cut up after death or loved ones having to make that decision shortly after that loved one has expired. …
I often get
questions about TNKR. We had a page but somehow I keep losing track of it on
our main website, which isn't very Casey-friendly. I will start answering
questions on this page, then when we get a Webmaster for the TNKR page, the
person can upload this there. Q: Do you provide a curriculum for tutoring/teaching or does the tutor plan out what the student needs?A: We have a fantastic curriculum designed by one of our tutors, but most refugees have their own learning goals and are able to follow that path (that's a key reason they want to join TNKR!). Refugees have a variety of English learning needs--and our tutors are ready to respond and work together with them. We call them "tutors," but "study partners" is actually more accurate. Tutors naturally feel the pressure to teach as much as possible, but we are trying to foster a culture of self-directed education so that hopefully after refugees have been with us for 3 to 6 months that they will be joi…