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Facebook status boosts organ donor registration; how to update yours - Washington Times

Facebook status boosts organ donor registration; how to update yours - Washington Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The effect that the Facebook timeline initiative had on organ donor registrations in 2012 is the subject of this article published online via the Washington Times WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013.

 

A study published last week in the American Journal of Transplantation showed that Facebook's addition of an organ donor option led to an increase in the rates of registration across the United States. Extra information is provided on how this Facebook initiative came about, as well as why there was variance seen in the rates of registration.

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This article will be of interest to anyone who is involved in using web 2.0 technology (via social media platforms) for advocacy on organ donation

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How one CCG is using Facebook to improve communication

How one CCG is using Facebook to improve communication | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Use of social media platforms for both communication and the sharing of information is on the increase in the healthcare sector. This report comes via the United Kingdom and describes the use of Facebook by a Clinical Commissioning group.

 

Facebook is a great way for doctors to communicate and share files, explains Esydoc CCG's Hamed Khan (Doctors using Facebook in the UK to improve communication....)...

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Facebook and organ donor status – Interesting discussion via k8lin.com

Facebook and organ donor status – Interesting discussion via k8lin.com | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Will the Facebook organ donation initiative actually lead to an actual increase in the dnor rate? What is the evidence to support this initiative leading to a sustained alteration in the rates of organ donation?

 

This interesting blog post about Facebook and organ donation has been sourced via Twitter from @k8lin http://t.co/UAkS51i7.......... If you have links to the organ donation sector this may be of interest.

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Organ Donation: Friends Saving Lives - Facebook Newsroom

Organ Donation: Friends Saving Lives - Facebook Newsroom | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

 The ground breaking media release from Facebook outlining how to go about adding one's intent to be an organ donor on Facebook.

 

Facebook Newsroom - Starting today, you can add that you’re an organ donor to your timeline, and share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor.

 

Note this message is geared towards  people living in the United States. A similar announcement has also been made in the United Kingdom, where you can click on the following link to access http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/default.asp  ;

 

For people living in Australia, the process for adding one's intent to be a donor on Facebook is similar to that for residents of the United States 

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Turning around the Swiss organ shortage - swissinfo.ch

Turning around the Swiss organ shortage - swissinfo.ch | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report is about some of the measures that are being undertaken in Switzerland in order to improve the shortage of donor organs

In November 2012 it also became possible for Facebook users in Switzerland to state on their timelines that they support organ donation and to follow a link to order a donor card from Swisstransplant.

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Bioethics Forum blog - Can Social Media Increase Transplant Donation and Save Lives?

Bioethics Forum blog - Can Social Media Increase Transplant Donation and Save Lives? | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Can the Facebook initiative increase rates of organ donation? Written commentary on this topic complete with statistics comes via the Bioethics Forum a blog publishing thoughts, from a range of perspectives, in bioethics.

 

For the Facebook initiative to be sustained -that is for there to be ongoing steady rates of registration- does now appear to require further action, some suggestions for which are made in the article.

 

This is a free publication of The Hastings Center based in the United States. Access to the blog is via the banner headline.....

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Facebook Urges Members to Add Organ Donor Status

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What is some of the commentary related to this historic Facebook announcement made this last week? What are some of the implications?

 

In a rare foray into social engineering, Facebook announced a plan to encourage users to list their donor status on their pages, a move that organ transplant experts are calling historic. This piece is from the New York Times.....


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Deborah Verran's comment, May 2, 2012 4:26 PM
This is groundbreaking as an example of using social media to promote a health message into the community