Session Title: Social Media Stole My Kidney!
Location: Room 206/207
Time: Saturday 10:00am – 10:50am
In January 2011, I saw a tweet from a woman whose mother was in need of a kidney. I responded “I’ll do it. I’ll donate my kidney. What do I have to do?” I donated my kidney to her mother on April 19, 2011. Since then, I have become an advocate of live organ donation. I also mentor others who are looking into donating. In May 2013, I embarked on a cross-country trip with a film director, James Pietragallo, to interview other live donors. Not only do I want to create awareness, but I want to show that we live normal, happy, healthy lives after donating a kidney.
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