Saturday, 23 April 2011

Find a Kidney Donor - using Facebook!

I'm not the world's greatest fan of Facebook, but it does have its uses. It's claimed to bring together old friends and classmates, but in the case of Tim Magsby, who had been on dialysis for four years, it did a bit more than that!

After four years worrying, with no close relatives suitable as a donor for a kidney, he turned in desperation to Facebook, and posted a video asking for help. Then an old school mate saw the video on a mutual friend's page and contacted Tim, even though they hadn't spoken to each other for 25 years. Tim was worried that it might be a joke, but Randy Riney, on thr left in the image, had the same blood type as Tim, on the right below, and the surgery was successful.
Original Story is here.