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Tipping points that save a life: Harold Mintz interview

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When Harold Mintz spoke to Cotter classes on Thursday, February 16, he used the image of bread crumbs on a scale to describe how he came to a powerful decision.

One of the first organ donors in the U.S. to donate without knowing the recipient, Harold is the subject of the documentary film 1-800-give-us-your-kidney, directed by Samantha Smith and he has been touring the country to promote the film and the cause.

Harold makes his case

He said there were a number of events and factors that led him to take this bold step and eventually tipped the scale towards donation.  He also emphasized he doesn’t tell people what to do, but rather asks them to talk about the issue and make an informed, thoughtful decision.

The film was screened at the Frozen River Film Festival on March 18, as part of the Character Shorts session which also included  Feeling Wanted, Throw, Iraqi Voices, and Kick Ass Katie Lee.  Six members of Cotter Teen Press attended the screening, at which Mr. Mintz led a question and answer session after his film.

Cotter Teen Press with Harold

Megan Costello and Alisia Hull interviewed Harold after seeing the film

The perks of hanging with Harold

 

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