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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.
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
Follow Instruction Below to Register through Facebook
LOGIN into Your FACEBOOK
Select the Following.
Look Below for Detailed Instructions and Screenshots
- Life Event
- Health & Wellness
- Organ Donor...
- Fill out optional Information
- CLICK the Following Link to Officially Register with Donate Life
"sign up here with the appropriate registry"
- Click SAVE
How to Sign Up to Register to Donate your Organs through Facebook - Facebook Organ Donor Register
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
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
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
Instructions on "How to Register to Become an Organ Donor on Facebook"
CLICK on this PHOTO to GO Directly to
" Donate Life America"
When you Register for Your Drivers License you simply add that you would like to be a Donor.
Go to DonateLife.Net
or Follow the Instructions Above to Register through Facebook and Click the Link - "sign up here with the appropriate registry".
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
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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Jenna's touching story whose life was saved through the kindness of parents who donated their child's organs.
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