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First of all we would like to welcome our newest member of the Matching Donors team Ajisa who is volunteering her time here at MatchingDonors.com in our patient relations department. She is a Kidney Recipient. If you would like to know more about Ajisa you can see her story in this video here:
We hope everything is going well with you. MatchingDonors.com just celebrated it's eleventh year in business and, thanks to you, we have just passed our 11,800th available registered organ donor and we are the world's largest database of registered living altruistic organ donors. Many patients get a matching altruistic organ donor within a few weeks on MatchingDonors.com and get their transplants within only six month of registering on MatchingDonors.com, some in less than 4 months!
This newsletter contains a lot of interesting news including news on our most recent surgeries at Mass General Hospital in Boston and also Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston.
We now have currently over 11905 available registered altruistic potential organ donors and 2830 available registered altruistic paired exchange organ donors registered on MatchingDonors.com, and we get many new ones just about EVERYDAY!
If you are a donor match after a blood test, please call us ASAP Paul at 781-821-2204 ext#1 so we can help you with trying to get free airfare, hotels and other benefits for the patient, donor and their support.
If you are interested in joining MatchingDonors.com as a patient feel free to give Ajisa a call at 781-821-2204 ext # 2. He'd be happy to give you many references to call of our patients and donors that had surgeries through MatchingDonors.com.
Hollywood Film Awards Announces Date and Sets Pace for Awards Race - MatchingDonors.com has again been chosen, from over 1.5 million nonprofits, as one of the only two nonprofits of choice to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards on October Monday, October 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills. The Founders of the Hollywood Film Awards® and the Hollywood Film Festival® - Carlos de Abrea and his lovely wife Janice Pennington have been very generous supporters of MatchingDonors.com and their efforts have helped raised alot of money for MatchingDonors.com and have saved many lives. Among other prizes, the winner of the Matchingdonors.com Video Contest will attend the Hollywood Awards Gala ®.
Do you ned more donors or transplant patients for your transplant center? We have thousands of them them for you. The newly launched MatchingDonors.com Lead Program has already generated hundreds of leads worth millions of dollars in production to transplant centers, hospitals and practices.
If you are transplant doctor or represent a transplant center that wishes to receive leads of our patients and donors needing a transplant center please call George at 1-800-385-0422 ext # 10. He will help you sign up your transplant center to receive our leads.
If you are a patient or donor that needs to find a transplant center or wants a second opinion please call Wally at 800-385-0422 ext # 3 so he can help you find a prescreened transplant center that takes part in our lead program.
If you are a donor that needs to get tested for a patient on MatchingDonors.com please call Ajisa at 800-385-0422 ext # 2 so he can help you find a prescreened hospital that can get your testing done quickly and efficiently. See more information about our new progranm at http://www.matchingdonors.com/classifieds/
Olivia Fox is a seasoned on air radio personality, Founder and President of NAPKC - The National Association of Preventive Kidney Care and Counseling. Listen to Olivia's MatchingDonors.com's radio commercial by pressing on the link below.
We at MatchingDonors.com would like to thank Jon Bon Jovi and Endrick LeKay for the great job they just did on their "Superman Tonight" music video, showing MatchingDonor.com's donor Endrick holding up a sign saying "I gave a complete stranger my kidney." and for all the other things Jon Bon Jovi and Endrick have in the works for MatchingDonors.com. In the next few months Endrick will also be donating a portion of his liver to a woman he found on MatchingDonors.com. see his video here http://www.bonjovi.com/video/all/heroes_of_superman_tonight__endrick , see the Superman Tonight video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9k-k8609go
MATCHINGDONORS PAIRED KIDNEY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Besides having the world's largest database of registered altruistic organ donors, MatchingDonors.com now has the world’s largest database of available altruistic donors willing to take part in an incompatible paired kidney exchange. There are currently 11832 registered Potential Donors on MatchingDonors.com willing to be altruistic incompatible donors. MatchingDonors.com has also been involved in a number of "Kidney Chains" including one with UNOS the United Network For Organ Sharing and New England Program for Kidney Exchange.
Also, starting with the super Bowl MatchingDonors.com now has a national television, radio, newspaper, magazine and billboard advertising campaign with many celebrity endorsements. The celebrities will be from, movies, television, sports, politics and the music industry. Companies will be able to pay to be noticed as the sponsor these advertisements and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these sponsorships will go to patient services from MatchingDonors.com.
See above a great story that NBC'S TODAY SHOW and Natalie Morales did about MatchingDonors.com.
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We would like to thank all of our many law enforcement volunteers who constantly are checking out donors on MatchingDonors.com. MatchingDonors.com has many local, state and federal law enforcement officials who are registered on MatchingDonors.com with real and phony profiles looking for unscrupulous donors.
Thank you Bob.
Bob's efforts to help our patients and donors never stop. We are extremely proud of Bob and all he has done. Here's Bob's most recent picture- he looks great! Bob's advocacy has been personally responsible for saving the lives of a number of our patients.
On October 20, 2004 Bob Hickey was the first patient transplanted on MatchingDonors.com. His unselfish efforts in assisting all of our patients and fighting for their rights has made him a Hero to all of us. Any patient can always feel free to contact Bob and ask for his input and experience and even get help on writing a profile. Our most successful patients are those who speak with Bob about his experiences. Bob has created a web site that every patient, donor and anyone interested in organ donation should view. His contact information is also available on his web site View Bob's web site his contact information is:
"Indeed, most patients (70%) preferred having a good quality of life over longevity, with most of this group wanting to improve their quality of life as much as possible, even if they live a shorter time -- ..."
Editor's note: Ignorance is bliss? Or is this headline indicative of the enormous communication, patient advocacy, and professional ethics problems that have long been ignored in the dialysis industry?
Few nephrologists want these conversations, because once they fully disclose the risks/prognosis of in-center, short-time treatments, the patients invariably ask the nephrologists what they would do in their place.
It has been shown again and again that virtually no dialysis care professionals would accept the treatment modality that over 90% of U.S. dialysis patients utilize. However, nearly all the business and physician compensation models for the industry — as well as the continued employment of most nurses and technicians — depend on high utilization of in-center, short-time, 3x/week dialysis treatments.
Please remember if you have an upcoming surgery please call us at 781-821-2204 ext# 1, so we can help you with arrangements, and to also if you wish to get the news of your surgery out.
We performed an analysis of the patients that are getting donors and transplants the quickest on MatchingDonors.com and they all said to get the best response from your MatchingDonors.com account you must do the following:
1. Send your profile out to every donor in our database every day. Do this by pressing on the EDIT/UPDATE PATIENT PROFILE button on the top of your patient desktop page, then scroll to the bottom of the next page, under where it states "Earliest Date The Patient Can Accept Organ", choose the ASAP DATE, then press on the SUBMIT/UPDATE button. Do this every day until you find your matched donor. Every time you do this your profile will be sent out to every donor in our database - through their search agent. Your profile will also go towards the top of the patient searchable list.
2. Contact donors through your search agent at least once a day.Every day you will receive a list of donor's profiles from your "Search Agents"; these are very active donors that want to be contacted. This is the list of the past three day's new and updated donors. Check your list at least once per day by going to the top of your "Patient Desktop" and pressing on the "Press here to view your daily donor matches at anytime" link. Donors add and deactivate their profiles continuously during the day, so check the list as often as you can. If you want to save this list of donors you can e-mail it to yourself. This is the most likely place for patients to find their donors. This list is available at the top of your patient desktop when you sign into your account. This is the best way for patients to find donors since patients can't search for donors any other way. You do not have a searchable list of donors where you can search every donor in the database. Always contact donors by pressing on the "Send Private Message" button. When you respond to donors through the search agent your messages to them and their subsequent messages to you will be in your In-Box above.
3.Also, contact all donors that you can by telephone, if they don't show a telephone number then send them your profile, asking them to contact you, and asking them if you can have their telephone number. Also, some of the donors that you receive by the Search Agent or that contact you may not be a compatible blood type. These are still great donors that may be willing to take part in a paired exchange in order to get your needed organ donated to you. We have had tremendous success with paired exchanges. If you do not want to do a paired exchange you do not need to contact these donors.
4. Contact MatchingDonors.com within three days of finding a donor that has had a blood test and matched to you to start the process of us trying to help you and your donor with travel arrangements.
5. Please, you must be responsible.Do not deal with any donors, or hospitals, outside of your own country; we will not support them. Do not give any money to any donor for any reason, or pay for anything for a donor for any reason, all money to donors for any reason must be paid through your hospital. Do not give your e-mail address to anyone and do not contact any donor at their personal e-mail for any reason-all e-mails must go through your MatchingDonors.com In-Box. Do not mention any other website or company through MatchingDonors.com. If you do not abide by these rules you will be permanently removed from the website, and no refund will be given. We have law officials checking the correspondences from patients and donors on a regular basis. You can also report the profile of any donor that you think should be reported to MatchingDonors.com for abuse of the system- just press on the donor's profile, then press on the "report profile" button.