A man goes through a traumatic 'labor' for his expectant family

Humorous spot for the Red Cross turns the tables and highlights a role fathers can play

Published On
Jan 15, 2020

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The Norwegian Red Cross is using humor to encourage more men to donate blood in a new campaign that highlights the fact that more is needed for women requiring transfusions during childbirth. 

The ad, by Oslo agency Morgenstern, turns the tables and shows a man apparently in childbirth, his partner holding his hand soothingly and he screams and groans and begs for juice. However, it turns out he's actually giving blood, and his partner is the one who's pregnant. 

According to the agency, the aid aims to show that while emotional support is great, in addition to words of encouragement and cold towels, men can contribute to childbirth with something of life-necessary importance.


Jan 15, 2020
Norwegian Red Cross
Creative Team:
Bjørnar Buxrud
Creative Team:
Torkild Jarnholt
Client Director:
Eirik Mikalsen
Account Manager:
Anita Dahl
Film Director:
Erlend Westnes
Film Producer:
Yakob Dahl Changezi
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