Brazil, Sport Club Do Recife: Project “Immortal Fans”!

Posted: July 11, 2013 by Zouz in Other..., Other...
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While messing with FCSP social affairs in between work earlier, a colleaugue sent me a youtube video, telling me “Hey man, you have to watch this!”. It was a video regarding a football Club in Brazil, haven’t personally heard so far (not  a big Brazilian League fun – more trouble than footbal),  Sport Club Do Recife. The big surprise was that the video was not about the Club itself but for their impressive (judging by the results) nation wide organ donation campaign! Read on 🙂


These guys (ashamed of myself – they exist since 1905 and they have actually A LOT of  titles in their trophy room – Greg, you unaware booze consuming bastard 🙂 ) started a project called “Immortal Fans”. This is about an organ donor card issued by the Club, followed by a strong campaign with help and association from people of the local medical community, patients in organ donation waiting lists, ex-patients that have alreaady gone succesfully through succesful transplant operations and got their life back. The central idea of the campaign was (and still is) something like “through our organs donated to everybody our club idea will live on after our departure, even inside other people’s bodies”!

Initial aim was to help fighting a quite serious issue in Brazil (does this ring any bells to our fellow Greeks?) the very low level of organ donation. Results were simply impressive! Over 51.000 card holders (a.k.a. new donors) within a year and number of patients in waiting lists, decreased dramatically, even at zero level regarding certain organs! An excellent example of social awareness from football fans and probably a new “best practice” to be followed – no issues of originality here 🙂


No more blah blah required here – just the video itself!


Official web site:

A quite extensive wikipedia presentation of the Club:

  1. agogo22 says:

    Reblogged this on msamba.

  2. Zouz says:

    After searching the issue a little further, we discovered that this is not the only case – there’s also E.C.Vitória from the state of Bahia, again in Brazil. Here’s a relevant (at least equally impressive with the article one) video. If anybody has to offer any additional info, feel free to post it on the comment section.

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