Monday, July 10, 2017


Recycle Me’s Ambassador Msaki from South Africa wearing Brave Heart jewellery for organ donation awareness! 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

























RIP
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Håkan Gäbel.
Håkan was one of the best transplant surgeons in Sweden, his passion, knowledge and engagement in organ and tissue procurement had a great impact on many people’s lives. We will always remember Håkan for the many lives he saved, for his generosity, compassion and the twinkle in his eye. Thank you Håkan for all you have done for science and humanity.

In memory of Håkan Gäbel 1940-2017 we wish to quote a poem by Henry Scott-Holland

Death Is Nothing At All


“Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!”

Thursday, May 11, 2017

This is PoeticSoul, one of RECYCLE ME´s amazing friends. We had the chance to interview her about her engagement in the RECYCLE ME movement. Read about her, what inspires and motivates her!

 “I feel that RECYCLE ME is one of the organizations that have set themselves up to do the job, and make people aware of the importance of maybe considering organ donation in spite the different cultures and religions that are out there that may have different opinions on it. It's nice that they still stand and be like "Yeah, we are going to promote awareness on organ donation"” -PoeticSoul
Thank you PoeticSoul for your engagement in Organ Donation Awareness and your kind words! Full interview below;

Who are you and where do you live, would you like to say something about your background and family, friends?
-I am PoeticSoul, I am from the Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa. I am the second of three children, I have a mom and a dad. I am a performance poet and I love writing and influencing people's thoughts with my words, very careful in using my words carefully hoping that will bring some sort of change in the world.

What inspires you as a person and in your music?

-Life in general all the different circumstances that people survive everyday. The idea that there is a bigger plan and the beauty of life, I guess is what inspires me as a poet and what inspires my music as well. Also the idea that you can take a very painful experience and put it together with music and people can find joy in listening to it, but at the same time getting the message behind all of that.

How would you describe your music?
-I don't know if there is a description to it. I just know that it´s sounds that move me, sounds that I am always trusting that they will have a positive influence when they find the ears of another person and within the body of that person. It's music you know, it´s funky, it´s vibey, its exciting, it´s jazzy and it´s African. It's all parts and pieces of who I am. So I don't have a description in terms of " it´s this kind of genre". I think for me, I always just describe it as the perfect marriage between two art forms. The perfect marriage between poetry and music, where poetry doesn't diminish in the presence of music and music doesn't diminish in the presence of poetry, so they are the perfect couple that support each other.

What motivates you as a person and as a musician?

-What motivates me as a person, uuhm well ... I read a lot and I am a believer so I guess I get my motivation from alot of spiritual teachers and also from my faith as well so that's where most of my motivation comes from. I am also a big self motivator, in the space where people think I can't I tell myself that I can, and that's my motivation, everyday to just know that I am able to do whatever I want to do just as long as I ask for the ability to do it from the most high.

Why do you chose to stand/take part in the RECYCLE ME movement about organ donation?

- I think because mine is to spread the word through my poetry. I find that any movement that seeks to preserve life is a worthy cause to be part of and I have the faith that my words over the RECYCLE ME movement will assist in spreading the word across the world about organ donation, because sometimes you stand afar and think that an issue like organ donation doesn't affect you. But that is only until it actually does come to you, so as much as right now am not in need of an organ I would like to think that me spreading the word in the mean-time will assist those that do need organs and maybe one day I might be in a position where I need an organ donation or I am on an opportunity to be an organ donor and therefore preserve life.

Is there something you like to change like anything in the cause of organ donation or other movement, topics, anything sky’s no limit!
-I think in terms of organ donation the ideal is to have a situation where in organs can travel faster across the spaces where they are needed, create a situation where every person is an organ donor and therefore there wouldn't be such a great and dire need and a desperate need for organs because they would be readily available. And I guess maybe changing the supply for organs would be really nice, but otherwise in as far as the awareness is taking place, I feel that RECYCLE ME is one of the organizations that have set themselves up to do the job, and make people aware of the importance of maybe considering organ donation in spite the different cultures and religions that are out there that may have different opinions on it. It's nice that they still stand and be like "Yeah, we are going to promote awareness on organ donation"


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Photo by; Gustavo Perillo Nogueira. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017 www.gustavoperillo.com

Friday, May 5, 2017




This is Msaki, one of Recycle Me’s ambassadors. A lady with a Big Heart! Msaki lives and works in South Africa, but her music is spread worldwide. Last year we had the privilege of hosting her in one of our Organ Donation Awareness events in Sweden. Thank you Msaki for contributing to our global mission- Organ Donation Concerns Us All.

A quote from a song from Msaki´s latest album that we think symbolize love and hope
“These are the days/ of love and grace/ Nothing is a waste/ Put it all together/ Nothing you have faced/ Love pulls us together/ It’s alright you know” - from the song “Liwa lentliziyo” on the Msaki album “Zaneliza: How the water moves”
Join us for organ donation awareness
@recycle_me_life

If you’d like to know more about Msaki, you can find her music here;
Photo Gustavo Perillo Nogueira. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2017 www.gustavoperillo.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017



A photo of the photographer behind some of our photos for Organ Donation coming soon!
Gustavo Perillo Nogueira has a heart for photography, here in front of the camera lens with a striking “Love is King” pose wearing our “My heart is your heart” T-shirt for Organ Donation Awareness.
Gustavo has generously collaborated with RECYCLE ME, latest on an event shooting nice photos of our international ambassadors Msaki and Poetic Soul. Thank you /Gracias so much Gustavo!
Gustavo himself is a person of the world, he lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden but he was born in Lagoa da Prata, Brazil, see his fantastic work here; www.gustavoperillo.com

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Greetings from David Berglund and colleagues in New York! David is a Physician Researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden. Nice RECYCLE ME t-shirt! Thank you for sharing! Remember organ donation concerns us all, keep spreading the word!

Saturday, February 11, 2017


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ETZIA is in our hearts today! Keep your fingers crossed - we hope that our RECYCLE ME ambassador will go far in the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. ETZIA is a woman of many talents. Amongst other things she promotes equality for all people.

Bonus info on ETZIA here;
http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/artister/2017/etzia/

If you live in Sweden, here is a "how to vote".
http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/om-appen/om-appen (free no extra charge)
Phone; 099 908 03 (9,90SEK varav 8,90 går till Radiohjälpen)