With the theme “Donor registration of vital importance”, the azM offers a course for schools (and anybody else who is interested) that wish to treat organ donation and registration in their lessons. Organ donation and transplantation is a lifesaving therapy - 60 to 70 patients each year receive a new kidney at the azM alone. However, the course focuses on all forms of donation and transplantation.
The course is composed of three elements spread over two hours. A film is shown in the first hour. Based on four video fragments, the students discuss the use of donor registration in groups. The second hour includes an interactive program with 25 questions that test students' knowledge of organ and tissue donation, and provides them with tailored information.
Four video fragments are shown in class, each of which are briefly discussed afterwards. The aim is that the fragments and discussion prompt the students to think about organ donation.
After the students have familiarised themselves with organ donation and registration in the first lesson, the second explores the subject more deeply through an interactive computer program on organ donation and registration. This program enables them to test their knowledge of organ donation and registration and find tailored information aligned to their individual needs and characteristics.
Students practise filling out a registration form in class. This is the form which each adult resident in the Netherlands receives from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (or received in 1999).