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Stem Cell Transplantation Multimedia Toolkit

Principal Investigator / Supervisor: 
FINGRUT, Warren
Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee: 
ALLAN, David
MESSNER, Hans
PETRASZKO, Tanya
ZUCCHET, Alyssa
DONNELLY, Sarah
HAMM, Taylor
THATCHER, Alicia
LADD, Aedan
CHAN, Sam
SUPPIAH, Roopa
WINQUIST, Lauren
LAU, Janny
PIETROBAN, Adam
LONDON, Sydney
COLES, Jenna
Institution: 
University of Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Project Start Date: 
June 1, 2018
Project End Date: 
May 31, 2019
Summary: 
Stem Cell Club is an educational initiative which educates healthcare professional students about stem cell transplantation and supports them to develop professional skills. Stem Cell Club chapters operate at 22 university campuses across Canada, at which club members organize stem cell drives to recruit students as potential donors. To date, the initiative has trained hundreds of medical and nursing students across Canada to advocate for patients in need of transplant; secure informed consent from potential donors; and collaborate on interprofessional teams and in leadership roles. In 2017, Stem Cell Club launched a multimedia library (available at www.stemcellclub.ca), on which it published sharable posters and banners to educate healthcare professional students about stem cell donation and support recruitment of the most-needed donors. With support of this grant, we will expand Stem Cell Club’s multimedia library to include three novel online tools to support educating healthcare professional students about stem cell donation: 1) infographics; 2) a whiteboard video and 3) a repository of stories from patients, donors, recruiters, and transplant physicians and staff. This social media toolkit will support teams across Canada to educate healthcare professional students about stem cell transplantation and to recruit them and others as potential donors.
Total Amount Awarded: 
$2,000
Program: 
BloodTechNet Award Program

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