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Organ Donor Appreciation Project: giving, hope and gratitude through design.

The Organ Donor Appreciation Project brings together the UHealth Transplant Centre with the division of Multi-disciplinary Design (MDD) to design, promote and ultimately deliver an interactive organ donor installation within the Transplant Clinic at University Hospital. This built project will acknowledge organ donors (living and deceased), providing a tangible place where this gift of life can be expressed. The installation will give hope to patients, carers and staff who engage with it by including inspiring physical and digital interactive wall elements (lighting, touchscreen displays and sculptural elements) that change over time.

In January 2023, senior undergraduates within MDD worked with Transplant Clinic stakeholders to generate installation proposals for a specific location in the newly established clinic. This funding will enable the resulting promising concepts to be developed as a single resolved design proposal, complete with prototypes, full construction costing and a compelling design pack suitable for engagement with internal and external stakeholders, leading to the further funding to realise this vision.


College of Architecture + Planning
Project Owner

College of Architecture + Planning

School of Medicine
Transplant & Adv Hepatob Surg

Project Info

Funded Project Amount

Organ transplant, donation, biophilia, ritual, installation, engagement, fundraising, digital interface, physical product, student design

Project Status
Funded 2023
Last Updated: 9/1/21