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Organ donation is a great gift to someone who needs it. Great story.

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interesting

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6/3/13 9:22 P

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Thanks Claire - I have stickied it.
Very interesting!

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Thanks for sharing VERY Interesting story! emoticon


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The name of the thread really gets your attention! Actually, it's the name of a blog and a documentary that is being filmed as we speak. It's from the perspective of a donor. Here's a few paragraphs from a press release:

pril 23, 2013

For Immediate Release

AZ Comic Traveling Cross Country to Make Documentary Film- Social Media Stole My Kidney

Amy Donohue donated her kidney to a stranger in April 2011 after seeing a tweet. On May 1, 2013 Amy and fellow comic/filmmaker James Pietragallo will travel nearly 10,000 miles to meet 14 other living organ donors and 2 organ donation activists to tell their stories.

Amy Donohue was about to get in the bath when she saw a tweet that would change her path forever. A Twitter friend had finally persuaded her mother to go on the kidney donor waiting list and she sent a tweet about it. Amy saw the tweet and without hesitation tweeted: Ill do it. Ill donate my kidney. What do I have to do?

Here is a link to the blog:

socialmediastolemykidney.wordpress.c
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She's still looking for donors to speak with. She needs different kinds of help - places to stay, more camera equipment. It all sounds very interesting!

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