Organ Donation Meets Online Match Making
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA, September 30, 2018 Perspective living organ donor realizes the need to help those awaiting organ transplant connect with would be living donors. This new site could help remove more people from the transplant wait list.
Living Donor Match, an online match making forum for living donors and their recipients, was created after creator and potential living organ donor realized the many hurdles those waiting for transplants faced.
“The majority of transplant centers in the United States don’t allow for altruistic liver donation. This means that many people die waiting for a transplant because they don’t have a personal relationship with a perspective living donor. The mission of the site is to help connect these people, so they can build that relationship and recipients can get the lifesaving donation they need,” explains site creator, Julie Daquelente.
The need for this site was realized after Daquelente embarked on the journey of becoming a living organ donor. After having multiple transplant centers turn her away because they do not participate in altruistic liver donation, she turned to social media and subsequently met her perspective recipient.
Living Donor Match is a forum that allows for perspective living donors to connect with those currently awaiting organ transplant. While this will remain the primary purpose of the site, it is committed to becoming a source of information about living donor transplants and a supportive environment for those going through the process. Visit the website at https://livingdonormatch.com.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Julie Daquelente at 360.317.8283 or email Julie@livingdonormatch.com.