VIDEO: Young filmakers vital message on organ donation

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A group of students have produced a video encouraging people to donate their organs to save others.

The youngsters, who run video production business RedRobotTV on YouTube, have entered their film ‘It’s a Gift’ into the National Transplant Week Film Competition 2013.

Organ donor cards

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The open film competition aims to raise awareness about organ donation.

RedRobotTV’s film, which can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep7B2KnFZKI, has been shorlisted along with eight other submissions.

Carl Mason, the 15-year-old behind RedRobotTV, told the Citizen: “We were extremely happy to find out that our film had been shortlisted, along with eight other submissions, out of the 100’s of films entered into the competition.”

The winning video will net its producers £1,000 worth of camera equipment, but more importantly each entry will raise awareness of the benefits of organ donation.

One of the main factors considered when selecting the overall winner is public interest and the number of views each video gets.

Carl is encoraging Citizen readers to view the video on YouTube, as well as watching it here on our website.

He added: “I would encourage people to view the video and share it around to create to increase awareness of organ donation and the National Transplant Week campaign, which runs from July 8 to 14, as much as possible.

“Organ donation is something we feel very passionate about.”

The three minute film can be viewed on YouTube by following this link, or by searching ‘It’s a Gift Transplant Week’.

For more information about the ‘Organ Donation Through A Lens’ shortlist and this year’s National Transplant Week people can visit www.facebook.com/organdonationuk or follow @NHSOrganDonor on Twitter.

To join the NHS Organ Donor Register call 0300 123 2323, text DONATE to 62323 or visit www.transplantweek.co.uk