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Facebook and Organ Donation Facts

Updated on November 5, 2014

Give the Gift of Life through Facebook

Exciting and Life Giving News - Facebook partners with Donate Life America to make it easier for people to register with Donate Life America to become an organ donor.

Have you or anyone you know received an organ donation. Please share your story below to encourage everyone to register to become an organ donator. You will not only save lives, you will give back the gift of a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Watch the touching videos of lives that were saved through organ donation.

See How to Register to Donate through Facebook with Screenshots to see which buttons to select and direct links to Donate Life.

Organ Donation Facts
Organ Donation Facts

Facebook Partners with Donate Life America

Will You Become an Organ Donor?

Facebook is increasing not only the awareness of Organ Donations but are increasing the number of people who are registering to become an organ donor.

Organ Donation Facts as of May 1, 2012 and March 2012: as per Donate Life America and Good Morning America

Donate Life America is a nonprofit organization which was founded in 1992 (Coalition on Donation). Their mission it to inform Americans regarding Organ, Tissue and Eye Donations. Brina Stuart is the President.

FACEBOOK partners with DONATE LIFE - How to Register to Become an Organ Donor through Facebook.

Organ Donation Facts

  • Only 60% of people are Registered as Organ Donors with Donate Life America
  • 95% of people support Organ Donations in their heart.
  • 113,115 People are waiting for an organ
  • 7000 People Die per Year waiting for an Organ Donation
  • 1801 of the People awaiting an Organ Transplant are Children
  • 28,535 Organ Transplant were performed in 2011 yet there were only 14,144 Donors

Types of Organ Transplantation:

  • Medical Grafting:

    Bone Grafting, Skin Grafting and Vascular Grafting

  • Lung, Liver, Kidney, Bone and Bone Marrow, Corneal, Face, Pancreas, Skin and Face, Spleen, Thymus, Uterus, Heart - Lung and Hands etc...

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See Here How EASY and QUICK it is to Register to Become an Organ Donor

CLICK Here to Register

or

Follow Instruction Below to Register through Facebook

http://DonateLife.Net

LOGIN into Your FACEBOOK

Select the Following.

Look Below for Detailed Instructions and Screenshots

  1. Life Event
  2. Health & Wellness
  3. Organ Donor...
  4. Fill out optional Information
  5. CLICK the Following Link to Officially Register with Donate Life

    "sign up here with the appropriate registry"

    http://DonateLife.Net

  6. Click SAVE

How to Sign Up to Register to Donate your Organs through Facebook - Facebook Organ Donor Register

Donate Your Organs
Donate Your Organs

Login into your Facebook

1. Select "Life Event" (this Box is located under your profile photo and information in some facebook pages)

2. Select "Health & Wellness"

3. Organ Donor...

4. Fill Out the Following:

* Location (optional)

* When - Year + month

* Story (optional)

5. Fill out the optional information and DON"T FORGET to Click on the Link in this Box that says:

"sign up here with the appropriate registry"

This Link will be your OFFICIAL Registry with Donate Life or Go to:

SAVE "Click the SAVE Button"

SEE the next Photo Below - follow the 1 - 2- 3 Numbers

FACEBOOK partners with DONATE LIFE - How to Register to Become an Organ Donor through Facebook

http://littlelindapinda.com/how-to-register-to-donate-organs-through-facebook.html

Register to Donate Organs at Facebook - IMPORTANT to Click the Link Provided by Facebook to OFFICIALLY Register to become an Organ Donor through Your State

Facebook Donation Registry
Facebook Donation Registry

Other Ways to Register to Become an Organ Donor


  • When you Register or Renew your Driver's License you can choose to Register to Become an Organ Donor

Donate Life
Donate Life

Instructions on "How to Register to Become an Organ Donor on Facebook"

CLICK on this PHOTO to GO Directly to

" Donate Life America"

Drivers License

When you Register for Your Drivers License you simply add that you would like to be a Donor.

Internet

Go to DonateLife.Net

or Follow the Instructions Above to Register through Facebook and Click the Link - "sign up here with the appropriate registry".

Be the Match
Be the Match

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America Diagosed with MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome Diagnosis

18,000 People each year are diagnosed with MDS

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, GMA is diagnosed with MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome

After winning the battle against Breast Cancer, Robin Roberts is now battling MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome Diagnosis. Of the 18,000 diagnosis or MDS each year, 300 are caused from the agressive cancer treatment, as in Robin Robertson case. Bone Marrow donors are rare especially among the African American Women but thankfully for Robin Roberts sister is as good of a match or better than if she had a twin sister.

In a Bone Marrow Transplant, the Donors stem cells are directly transfused into the patient who is suffering from MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome. The patient with MDS will then regenerate more new blood cells which hopefully will create new healthy bone marrow.

There is only a 66% chance of finding a bone marrow transplant donor in amongst African Americans but there is a 93% chance of finding a bone marrow donor for Caucasians.

Good Morning American and Robin Roberts are encouraging people to go on the registry to become a donor with "Be the Match." Be the Match has Ten Million Donors on their registry at this time.

A simple swab in your mouth is all is takes to find out if your DNA is a match for someone who needs a bone marrow transplant. On Good Morning America, GMA, this morning, the doctor was describing how easy it is to actually donate bone marrow to someone. It is more like a blood transfusion according to GMA. Robin Roberts sister is strong and is willing.

If someone can not find a good match, their bodies immune system will attack the foreign cells which then creates a medical condition named "Graft Versus Host Disease.

So it is critical to save the lives to become a donor and in the African American race there is more of a need for Bone Marrow Donors.

WHAT is MDS MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME?

MDS MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME bone marrow disorders involving the stem cells. The quality and the amount of the production of the blood are disorderly and become ineffective and the blood forming cells decline irreversibly.

MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome used to be called Preleukemia. It is a diverse collection of of hematological medical condition. The production of blood cells become ineffective and often cause severe anemia. The anemia can be so severe that the patient with MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome, often need a blood transfusion.

Most of the time the disease progresses and the ill patient develops cytopenia, low blood count due to the progressive failure of the bone marrow..

In approximately one third of patients affected by MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome, becomes Acute Myelogenous Leukemia within a few months to a few years.

This MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome median age is typically between sixty and seventy years old with a few being younger than fifty years old. MDS is even more rare in children. The disease is found in slighty more men than women.

SYMPTOMS of MDS MYLELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME

Anemia

Neutropenia which can lead to increase chance of infection

Thrombocytopenia which can lead to increase bruising or subcutaneous hemorrhage

Some Patients display No Symptoms and some patients are diagnosed through routine blood exams.

There is risk for developing Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, which is very resistant to treatment. Approximately fifty percent of deaths occur as a result of bleeding or infection.

The younger the person with MDS Myelodysplastic Syndrome is the better the prognosis. Advanced aged patients indicate a poor prognosis.

Please confirm information. This Information is not necessarily accurate as information was gathered from a few sources: Good Morning America, GMA, Cnn Health and Wikipedia. Robin Roberts photo from GMA.

Thanks to her sisters DNA match, Robin Roberts will be undergoing a Bone Marrow Transplant. Our prayer are with Robin and her sister.

ALL proceeds from this article will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you for considering saving someones life by registering to become a donor.

Update on Robin Roberts from Good Morning America. Robin will be begin her new journey next week, in September, to receive her bone marrow transplant. The generous and loving gift from her sister. Her sister already has given the bone marrow and after only a few days after donating, reports that she is back to "100%" Giving the gift of life through live donations is such a blessing to the donor because they live knowing they gave life.

Thank you Robin for sharing your struggles with MDS MYLELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME. You are an inspiration to so many for your strength and hope. I have been amazed at Robin's strength to carry on with her job. The early early mornings getting up and going to work while suffering through this illness is amazing.

God Bless Robin and we will be praying for you for a full and quick recovery.

Update on Robin Roberts:

Robin had the Bone Marrow Transplant. Her sister was a perfect match and was so kind to give Robin her "Living" organ donation. Robin is now home recovering and keeps Good Morning America informed on her recovery. Hopefully she will be strong enough to return to Good Morning America soon.

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A Teenagers Gift of Life - A parents tragedy gave Life

Jenna's touching story whose life was saved through the kindness of parents who donated their child's organs.

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Share Your Story

If you know of anyone who donated an organ or whose life was saved or improved through organ donation, please share your story here.

Do You Know Someone who Donated or Received an Organ Donation? - Please Share Your Story Here to Encourage Others to Register to Donate.

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Not personally and I did not know about this on Facebook. Where I live we donate through our license. I am registered as a detonator and not sure if FB would cover Australia. Well done and great information

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes and it saved her life by the generosity of her family member.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I saw this article a few months ago, but kept skipping over it because my brother just passed away. Today I knew I could no longer keep putting it off to read knowing how important this subject is. Thank you for writing it. Although I miss my brother, I am also very proud of him. His heart lives on through a 5 year old girl because he was an organ donor. God bless those who chose to give this gift.

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      SugarB 5 years ago

      My niece had a kidney transplant - she was in her early 30's and it looked bleak for awhile but she got the kidney and is doing great.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I know a man who received an organ and it changed his life a lot. He is of much better health since he got new kidney.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I know of people who donated and received. I am a donate.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @JonTempleton: God bless you for being willing to be a donor. I hope it gives you some comfort and joy to know about your grandfathers generosity to save someone elses life or help their quality of life.

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      JonTempleton 5 years ago

      My grandfather did. I never heard too much about the process or who received the organs. Ever since I heard about this as a little child, I was determined to donate as well.

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        TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

        It seems to be a no-brainer. When someone dies, their organs are no use to them - it is so much better to have them help someone else. I really appreciate people doing this. The harder and more amazing donations are when the donor is alive. Bone Marrow, Kidney.... - truly a great sacrifice!

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        Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

        Thumbs up!

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        JonTempleton 5 years ago

        I'm pro-donation!

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        vBizeso 5 years ago

        nice lens...

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        Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

        @allenwebstarme: It is so tragic when a loved one loses their life. Many family find some comfort knowing their lost loved one helped saved, sometimes many lives. We can also be live donors as my neighbor is alive due to a live donor.

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        allenwebstarme 5 years ago

        Hmm someone's life saves someone's life.

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        WriterJanis2 5 years ago

        Didn't know about this. Thanks for such useful information.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I already become one in my country. And I would like to recommend to others to pledge as well

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        Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

        Facebook is already impacting the number of registers donors was up the very next day after their announcement. Thank you for you thoughts.

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        PennyHowe 5 years ago

        I think it is a really great idea and more people should do it.