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Glee!

popular TV show + new Southeast Asian character + bone marrow donation info

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This is definitely building on "House, Anyone?" (Inspiration 172) and "Jai Ho! The Bollywood influence" (Inspiration 191). I know Glee has a huge following and they often bring awareness to different issues, such as STD awareness or responsible drinking.



I'm currently working in the Philippines and I noticed when they had a Filipino actress guest star on the show, the number of Filipino viewers went up drastically. Maybe a mainstream TV show could get a popular Southeast Asian actor/actress to guest star, and include information/plot about bone marrow donation. It could end with a brief on how one can take action.



A popular TV show, like Glee, could be the perfect media spot to educate and encourage more people to donate.

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Yes, even subliminal messaging works well when it comes from a tv show as popular as this one. The Simpsons is another great tv show for spreading messages!