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Sweeten the Deal - The swab becomes a lollipop

Watching someone with the bone marrow swab reminded me of someone eating a lollipop. What if the swab broke in 2 and one end was a lollipop. So you get a sweetener in the deal.

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A swab that breaks in 2 with a lollipop for the donator to keep and eat.

Also associates the sweetness of lollipops with the act of donation and serves as a nice reminder.

Which step(s) of the journey does your concept apply to?

  • Donation
  • Spread the word

Evaluation results

10 evaluations so far

1. How easy is this concept to implement?

I could start right now. - 44.4%

This might take a bit of planning and probably some help from several partners. - 55.6%

This is a big undertaking and I'd need a lot of help from friends, organizations and other groups to make it happen. - 0%

2. Will this concept successfully reach and encourage under-represented populations (including South Asians) to join the bone marrow registry?

Yes, this concept will resonate with diverse groups of people from all over the world. - 40%

No, this concept might not reach under-represented populations very well. - 10%

I'm not sure, but I hope so! - 50%

3. How well does this concept dispel myths, ease fears, or provide education about bone marrow registration and donation?

Really well -- I already feel like I have a better understanding of the process and why it's important. - 20%

Okay, though it'll still take some explaining to get people to understand how bone marrow registration and donation work. - 50%

Not very well -- we'd have to create a highly detailed plan around this concept to help people understand. - 30%

4. How scalable is this concept?

This concept is highly scalable and could easily impact people all over the world. - 70%

This concept is really best suited for small groups and local areas. - 30%

This concept could be scaled, but we'd have to refine it for different settings. - 0%


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Photo of Sina Mossayeb

oh my. this is a MUST to be included in any of the other concepts... too doable... to easy... :) well played Haiyan.

Photo of Haiyan Zhang

I'm hoping the Stanford kids will make a sweet prototype. Thanks Sina for putting in a good word.

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