Frankfurt, September 03, 2009. The World Day/European Day
of Organ Donation will take place for the first time in Germany this year. A
unique event highlighting organ donation has been organized to attract
Berliners and visitors to the Brandenburg Gate on October 4, 2009. Famous
artists, bands and celebrities will entertain the audience and numerous booths
offer information and activities for kids and adults. The motto is: "You have
the power to donate life - be an organ donor".
The main attraction is an open air concert in front of the Brandenburg Gate featuring famous musicians and bands like John Lee's Barclay James Harvest, Karat, Jeanette & Band, Stanfour, and Markus & die NDW Revue. The musicians are going to fire up the audience so that nobody will feel cold - even with the expected autumn temperatures. The programme will be presented live on stage by well-known German TV hosts Cherno Jobatey and Dennis Wilms. The musical programme is interspersed with short live talks, interviews and video statements by experts, transplant recipients, donor families and celebrities.
The public event in Berlin is organized by the Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation and its international partners including the World Health Organization, Fairtransplant, and the Council of Europe. Our aim is to raise public awareness about organ donation and motivate everybody to make a decision. The programme offers entertainment and information as well as active participation. There will be sports activities and huge walk-in organs. Numerous organizations and patient self-help groups have information booths along Stra'e des 17. Juni and will answer all your questions related to organ donation and transplantation.