Sunday, November 11, 2012

Facebook kidney donation

  • Lisa and Chris Miller: Facebook Game Connects Strangers, Leads To Life ...

    Over the last three years, Miller made it her mission to find a kidney donor for Tiffany. She used every resource at her disposal -- Facebook, her friends, and word-of-mouth. What she didn't realize, however, was that the perfect donor was living in ...

  • KCTV5Facebook game connects 2 families and saves a life

    For the past three years, Miller made it her mission to find a kidney donor for Tiffany. She posted on Facebook and talked to everyone she knew.

  • SA man finds kidney donor through Facebook

    "I know a lot of people look at (Facebook) as a negative tool, but it's a very positive tool if used correctly." The page "Kidney Donors Save Lives" went up Sept. 12 with Doria providing criteria for the donor, along with pictures of Moreno spending ...

  • Gainesville man discovers he's the perfect match for stranger in need of an ...

    Four years ago, Lisa Miller played a game on Facebook that started a life-changing chain of events. ... Their friendship extended into real life with long distance phone calls and Miller's exhaustive attempts to find the young woman a kidney donor. The ...

  • Kidney trouble for double-lung recipient Helene Campbell

    Kidney trouble for double-lung recipient Helene Campbell. Double-lung transplant recipient Helene Campbell smiles during a news conference announcing Facebook would allow users to indicate their donor status in Ottawa, Tuesday September 18, 2012.

  • FishHawk Youth Raise Funds for Mother in Need of Kidney Transplant

    Well aware of the financial costs facing families of kidney patients, Carver started OperationKidney to raise funds for medical bills and travel expenses.

  • COLUMN: Donor network seeks match made in heaven

    She took her case to Facebook. Literature was handed out to people attending everything from fund-raisers to blood drives. Shelly wasn't trying to influence potential voters.

  • REGION: Three Inland residents to ride Rose Parade float

    That all changed in August 2005, when five years on the waiting list ended with a kidney transplant. Two years after his transplant, ... If you don't want your comment to appear on Facebook, uncheck the 'Post to Facebook' box. To find out more, read ...

  • Silent Killers Plague Martin At Only 34

    They have already started the Help Donate a Kidney - Martin Gitonga on Facebook and are also using Twitter to raise funds for his treatment.

  • Saving strangers through social media

    The two met the next day, and Ricky volunteered to donate a kidney to Jeffrey. ... In fact, on May 1, Facebook enabled an option that helps users register as donors and share their donor status with others to increase awareness and deepen the donor pool.

  • A Mom Turns to Facebook for a Liver — and a Shot at Life

    Live-donor liver transplants are more technically difficult than donor kidney transplants, and the magnitude of what she's asking for is not lost on Deb or her family.

  • Jay Williams honored for commitment to organ donation

    ... Sharon Hirsch said. Williams received the award for advocating the use of the Facebook feature that allows users to indicate in their status whether they are organ donors. Both Williams' mother and late grandmother struggled with polycystic kidney ...

  • Mystery kidney disease decimates Central America sugarcane workers

    In the past 10 years, it's believed that hundreds, if not thousands, of residents of Chichigalpa - mostly male sugarcane workers - have died from chronic kidney disease, or CKD. That in a city of nearly 60,000, .... After workers complained about the ...

  • 44 Halloween Haunts and Jaunts

    A Wicked Affair—Drinks, dancing and a costume contest in support of organ donation, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. $40 for single tickets and $75 for ... 513-265-8530, Augusta Ghost Tour—A ...

  • Fundraiser planned for organ transplant patients

    Waun, Hagan and his seven surviving siblings are expected to celebrate their common thread of organ donation and help promote it for others Friday at Paxon Hollow Country Club in Marple, where the Kassie's Gift of Life Memorial Golf Outing will be staged.

  • Shelley Berkley Faces Dean Heller In Nevada Senate Race

    Federal regulators moved to shut down the kidney transplant program, but the proposed penalty brought a rebuke from Representative Shelley Berkley, Democrat of Nevada, who helped lead a successful effort to get the officials from Washington to back ...

  • Organ donation figures improve

    "He had already pledged to donate his kidneys, eye corneas and heart valves 15 years ago, which were used within the week after his death," said the education manager from Petaling Jaya.

  • Benefit show to be held this weekend at Spire Theater

    There was a moment during intermission when Ryan and his kidney donor, a stranger to Ryan before that selfless act, came up on stage and Ryan thanked the man with a warm embrace.

  • The Web The Oakland Press

    Photographer Kim Sisk will be taking pictures of your pets for a small donation. - Dancing with the Doctors is from 5:30-11 p.m.

  • Cancer center outdoor healing garden breaks ground

    Her father donated one of his kidneys in 1993, but earlier this year, Enberg learned her donated kidney is going into rejection, and she needs another kidney somewhere in the next two to five years. ... page on the New River Medical Center's website ...

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