Selena Gomez announced that after suffering from Lupus she discreetly had a Kidney Transplant - generously donated by her best friend, actress Francia Raisa. Well, Ms. Raisa's heartwarming act of kindness has inspired others to take a new interest in altruistic (selfless) Living Kidney Donation, and Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients awaiting a Kidney Transplant may greatly benefit if they take the right actions.
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According to the New York Post, "The National Kidney Foundation’s web traffic — including inquiries on how to donate — have surged by tree-hundred-fifty percent (350%) since the stars’ [Selena Gomez's] heart-rending Instagram post on Sept. 14th," where she announced she had gotten a new kidney from her longtime actress friend.
This is fantastic news for the over 100,000 patients currently on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List because Living Kidney Donation is often faster than waiting for a call, and Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who get a transplanted kidney from a Living Donor survive, on average, 10 to 15 years longer than if they received the Kidney Transplant from a Deceased (Dead) Donor.
By the 25-year-old singer shining such a bright light on Kidney Donation, more people will likely consider helping the over 12 patients who die every day in America while waiting for a Kidney Donor.
KidneyBuzz.com has been a longtime advocate for sharing your need for a Kidney Donor. We have seen over 350 patients find their match in the past 27 months by effectively connecting with Living Kidney Donors via our Find A Kidney Donor Program (sign up here). The results have only increased since Selena's newsworthy Instagram "Living Kidney Donation" post went viral.
Strike while the iron is hot! People are out there who want to help others - such as yourself - who are in need. However, they MUST know about your story, your need, and why they may consider donating to you versus others in need. If you would like a FREE Social Media Beginners guide to help share your story with millions of potential Living Kidney Donors in the United States, then click here.
Do you think that the spike in new interest for Living Kidney Donation is good? Weigh-in with your own pros and cons at the KidneyBuzz.com Facebook Fan Page which has over 66,000 friends (click here). While you are there, like the KidneyBuzz.com Facebook Fan Page and visit KidneyBuzz.com regularly (250,000 monthly viewers) for the latest tailored breaking news and information which teaches those with Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure how to better manage and improve their lives. You may become a regular visitor like, Tom Johnson who said, "Kidney Buzz is the best source information for any patient that suffers from kidney disease. I'm happy that I found the advertisement for the Kidney Buzz warning bracelet that put me in touch. Thank you for all that you do."