Students from St John’s Park High designed posters to be used in hospitals

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Valentina Attae, Somar Ochana, Aleisha Lam, Jenny Lu, Ashley Lam, Andra Esho, Lena Huynh, Mandy Truong with some of the posters the Year 10s created. Image source: Fairfield Advance

Valentina Attae, Somar Ochana, Aleisha Lam, Jenny Lu, Ashley Lam, Andra Esho, Lena Huynh, Mandy Truong with some of the posters the Year 10s created.
Image source: Fairfield Advance

Fairfield Advance reported that Year 10 student Jenny Lu said she and her peers became interested in organ donation after a man who received a heart transplant talked to them about his experience.

“We looked up to that story,” she said.

The students created 13 posters and fact sheets designed to encourage adults to consider becoming organ donors.

One poster used the headline Let’s Face It to raise awareness about face transplants.

Other posters highlight lung, bone marrow, cornea, heart and lung transplants.

Student Aleisha Lam, 16, said as a result of the project her mother had become more interested in organ donation.

“Mum was like — this is a good idea,” she said.

“Until I brought it up she never thought about it.”

The posters also dispel myths, such as the urban legend that donated organs are sold on the black market.

Student Samar Ochana said he thought all young people should learn about organ donation.

“It’s better if you learn it as a young person because you don’t have those myths (in your mind),” he said.

The posters will be displayed in the foyers of Fairfield and Liverpool hospital.