Navigation Links
More Families Seek Kidney Donations on Facebook
Date:5/30/2012

WEDNESDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- More patients and families are using Facebook to seek kidney donations, but it's not clear if doing do improves the chances of obtaining a donor organ, a new study finds.

Researchers from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., examined 91 Facebook pages that were seeking kidney donations for patients aged 2 to 69 and found that 12 percent of the pages reported receiving a kidney transplant and 30 percent reported that potential donors had come forward to be tested for compatibility.

One page reported that more than 600 people had been tested as potential donors for a child, according to the study recently presented at a meeting of the National Kidney Foundation.

On kidney solicitation pages where identities could be determined, the researchers found that 37 percent of the pages were created by patients, 31 percent by patient's children, and 32 percent by other family members or friends of patients.

There was wide variation in the amount of personal information revealed on the pages. Some pages simply asked people to donate, without providing any other information. Other patients offered extensive details about patients who needed kidneys, including medical history, family photos and emotional stories about hospital stays, emergency room visits, financial problems and the difficulties of living on dialysis.

White patients and those with more than 50 posts by other people were most likely to succeed in having people agree to be tested to determine if they were compatible to donate a kidney, said kidney specialist Dr. Alexander Chang, a nephrology fellow at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and colleagues.

They noted a number of ethical concerns. Three percent of the pages received offers to sell kidneys, mostly from people in Third World countries. Would-be donors typically asked for $30,000 to $40,000. Selling organs is illegal.


'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Als Angels Love and Laughter Event to Support Children and Families in Desperate Need
2. March of Dimes National Ambassador Families and Senior Leadership Meet with President Obama
3. New Insurance Membership Program Protects Washington State Families Against High Cost of Emergency Medical Transports
4. Retirement Wont End Influence of Arkansas Physician on Families and Marriages
5. Leading U.S. Infertility Practice Opens Boston IVF The Maine Center in Portland, Helping Build Families in Maine
6. Families Fighting Flu Commends the CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation for Universal Influenza Vaccination
7. Plotting and treachery in ant royal families
8. KID HEALTHY-Steps to Healthy Living Kicks Off 2010 Campaign to Make Southern California Kids and Families Healthier
9. Crossroads for Growth Drawing Attention This World Autism Day to Help NJ Families Obtain Autism Treatment
10. Recent Earthquakes Across the World Underscore the Importance of Emergency Preparedness Supplies and Survival Kits for Individuals, Families and Businesses
11. Novel medical home program for pediatric patients, families cuts ER visits in half
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... China,s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, ... memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing ... China. , The signing ceremony was held in the ... officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and China,s ... a landmark event for UC Davis and for our ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... practices delivering Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), is ... who receives EECP therapy at the health center. ... ischemic heart disease. Since receiving ongoing EECP therapy since ... , When Sara Soulati, CEO of Global Cardio Care, ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Unlocking the secrets to better treating the pernicious disorders ... to a paper from American University,s Center for Behavioral ... treating obesity with therapies aimed at areas of the ... focus on the hippocampus could play a role in ... diseases, therapies and preventive measures often fall short. This ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, ... an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary ... The study found that nearly half of women ... to the procedure. After surgery, most of those women ... study researcher Dr. Leslee Subak, professor of obstetrics, gynecology ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... catalog the molecular causes of stomach cancer, scientists, ... four subtypes of tumors based on shared mutations ... classification promises to advance clinical research to develop ... , In a report in Nature , ... said they analyzed 295 samples of gastric (stomach) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global food safety research agreement signed by China and UC Davis 2Health News:Global food safety research agreement signed by China and UC Davis 3Health News:Global Cardio Care Celebrates EECP Patient’s 100th Birthday 2Health News:Targeting the brain to treat obesity 2Health News:Targeting the brain to treat obesity 3Health News:Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence 2Health News:Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence 3Health News:New view of stomach cancer could hasten better therapies 2Health News:New view of stomach cancer could hasten better therapies 3
... in low sunlight areas are more likely to experience ... same environment. Researchers believe that these findings should change ... study shows that across the board vitamin D recommendations ... M.D., M.B.A., clinical instructor in the department of urology ...
... well-known risk factor for heart disease. Researchers at the ... participated in an international study of 200,000 Europeans which ... pressure. The discovery, presented in Nature, is an important ... people worldwide suffer from high blood pressure and are ...
... in areas with low sunlight are up to 3 ... men and should take high levels of Vitamin D supplements, ... of Medicine. "This study shows that the current ... Vitamin D don,t work," said Adam Murphy, M.D., a clinical ...
... Tenn. September 19, 2011) The largest study ever of ... tumors carried extra copies of specific genes linked to cancer ... Hospital investigators. The findings identify possible new targets ... diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Current survival rates for children ...
... , MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Obese 8- ... than their normal-weight peers, a new study finds. In ... of height and weight, at ages 4 and 5 and ... out questionnaires that assessed children,s mental health and health-related quality ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- ... treating varicose veins, it appears that recurrence of one ... laser treatment, German researchers report. Varicose veins are ... legs. As many as 35 percent of adults suffer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:African-American men living in poor sunlight areas at risk for vitamin D deficiency 2Health News:Genetic factors behind high blood pressure 2Health News:One size doesn't fit all for vitamin D and men 2Health News:Key regulatory genes often amplified in aggressive childhood tumor of the brainstem 2Health News:Key regulatory genes often amplified in aggressive childhood tumor of the brainstem 3Health News:Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes 2Health News:Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes 3Health News:Two Varicose Veins Treatments Equally Effective 2Health News:Two Varicose Veins Treatments Equally Effective 3
(Date:7/23/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 23, ... in translational preclinical research, today unveiled their new logo ... the transformation of Surpass, corporate culture to one where ... customers. This press release comes on the heels of ... added to the Silicon Valley Team:  David Craig, a ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Ill. , July 23, 2014 ... IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY ... THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION. ... 2014 financial results on Friday, July 25, 2014, before the ... of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014  RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced that ... board of directors. Mr. Mundie is currently senior advisor ... on strategic projects within the company and on technology ... and strategy officer. Mike Martin ... "Craig is a visionary technology executive. His appointment is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SURPASS Launches New Company Logo and Corporate Website, Symbolizing Transformation of Company Culture to Meet the Changing Needs of Clients in the Life Science Community Today. 2SURPASS Launches New Company Logo and Corporate Website, Symbolizing Transformation of Company Culture to Meet the Changing Needs of Clients in the Life Science Community Today. 3AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter Earnings Conference Call 2AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter Earnings Conference Call 3AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter Earnings Conference Call 4AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter Earnings Conference Call 5AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter Earnings Conference Call 6Craig Mundie Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors 2Craig Mundie Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: