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How Snapchat is recruiting bone marrow donors

How Snapchat is recruiting bone marrow donors | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization is now utilizing the Snapchat social media platform in order to reach millennials and help find bone marrow donors for blood cancer patients.

This innovative approach to expanding the potential pool of bone marrow donors has been implemented by Be the Match. More information  on their campaign can be accessed via the following link-


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Pulseless Hearts and Living Patients via Medgadget

Pulseless Hearts and Living Patients via Medgadget | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Want to know how one of the types of artificial heart was developed? How much research did it take?

 

The good people at TEDMED have begun publishing videos from this year's newly reinvented conference. This selection of 3 videos includes the Heart Stop Beating video from the Texas Heart Institute outlining the non-pulsatile type of mechanical heart: the continuous flow heart pump.

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Campaign uses Apple Store opening queue clip to encourage organ donor registration

Campaign uses Apple Store opening queue clip to encourage organ donor registration | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

A Belgian campaign group used the queue for the recent opening of the Apple Store in Brussels to create a clever video encouraging people to register as organ donors. People on the waiting list for organ transplantation switched places with people waiting for the latest Apple gadgets in exchange for a commitment to register as an organ donor.

 

The video can be accessed via the landing page which is accessed via clicking on the banner headline.

Deborah Verran's insight:

Clever analogy of waiting in line compared to waiting on an organ transplant waiting list

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