UPMC presents living organ donor Facebook group

Pittsburgh Business Times | Susannah Snider

UPMC, in collaboration with Donate Life America, presented its living donor transplant Facebook page Monday at an event at the White House.

"The transplant field has come a long way over the last 20 years, but the organ shortage has gotten worse," said Dr. Abhinav Humar, UPMC's chief of transplantation, in a prepared statement. "One of the main reasons living donor transplants haven't taken off is because of a lack of information about the process, what it involves and who can be candidates. This initiative uses social media as a way to disseminate living donor transplant information to more people, which could help alleviate the organ shortage and save countless lives."

The page aims to provide a space for patients who have received an organ donation or are looking for one to connect with potential donors, share stories and experiences. Story source. Story Source
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