The Nicholas Effect is the title of a beautiful 12-minute
video about Nicholas' life and death. His parents discuss why they made
the decision to donate, what that decision has meant to them, and the
amazing effects around the world. It is sold at cost to encourage as
many showings as possible. The video has been translated into Spanish and Italian and is
available in a PAL version for viewing outside North America.
Organ procurement groups from Guam to Alaska and Puerto Rico have bought it,
as have a laundry list of top hospitals. Eye banks and the American Red Cross, business and
charitable clubs, drivers' education programs, surgeons and chaplains,
undertakers and Scouts all use it. Many say it is the most powerful tool they have ever used
to raise awareness of the need for more donated organs and tissue.
"We've all seen it so often we know every word," the head of one organ procurement group
comments. "Every time the audience cries. And every time we cry, too."
A second video continues Nicholas' story, Thank you, Nicholas. In it you meet
the recipients and see how the Nicholas Effect changed their lives. (time: 8:00 minutes)
Working with Corporate Productions Inc., a documentary film-maker with a list of blue-ribbon
clients, the foundation has now produced a range of videos, aimed at introducing audiences to
the problems and triumphs of transplantation.
How Do You Say Thank You? An African American Perspective on Organ & Tissue Donation,
was produced with National MOTTEP, Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program.
In it African American donor families and recipients tell their poignant and inspiring stories
about organ donation. When MOTTEP named 10 groups that had contributed most to helping
transplantation among minorities, the Nicholas Green Foundation was one of them. (time 11:00)
A Child's Gift, Pediatric Organ Donation looks at young children who need a
transplant to go on living -- and at parents who found the courage and compassion to donate
their own child's organs. (time 10:09)
Never Forget, Never Forgotten tells the story of tissue donors and their
families who have saved -- or dramatically changed -- the lives of people suffering from
cancer, crippled hearts, eye diseases and agonizing burns, for whom there was no other cure.
This is the only video of its kind that focuses on tissue donation. (time 10:17)
Four of a Kind consists of excerpts from four of the foundation's videos.
It runs on a continuous loop for showing when people do not have the time to watch a
full video. (time 11:03)