More than Facebook Effect: Increasing opportunities for living kidney donation Save

Date Added
September 5th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00065466
Researcher
Wendy Balliet

Silhouette
Keywords
Kidney, Transplant
Summary

Kidney transplant, especially from a living donor, affords End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients the opportunity for increased survival and improved quality of life. Potential recipients are not likely to identify living donors as a believed consequence of lack of awareness and limited knowledge regarding living kidney donation. We propose to utilize a social media coach to help ESRD patients to utilize Facebook to tell their ESRD story, to post accurate information and links to data on ESRD, renal transplantation and living donation with the goal of increasing interest in social media 'friends' to become a living donor.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Thomas Morinelli
843-792-5405
morinelt@musc.edu

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