To educate the public about living kidney donation.
On the 2nd Thursday of every month, Kidney Transplant Thursdays encourages those in the kidney transplant community, organizations and individuals to use their social media outlets and traditional public relations to educate the public about living kidney donation.
Why Does the Public Need to Be Educated About Living Kidney Donation?
The general public is not very knowledgeable about living kidney donation. Unlike deceased donation, (which has organizations funded by Federal, State and other governmental agencies that educates the public, e.g. UNOS, Donate Life America, State DMV’s and many non-profits,) there isn’t an organization whose sole purpose is to educate the public about living kidney donation.
Who Will Participate in Kidney Transplant Thursdays?
The goal is to have the following groups and individuals participate in Kidney Transplant Thursdays:
Why Should Organizations Participate in Kidney Transplant Thursdays?
Organizations will publicize their Mission while posting educational information about living kidney donation. Organizations are encouraged to share their postings on the Kidney Transplant Thursdays Facebook page so those visiting the page can share their message, increasing the publicity they’ll receive.
Why Those in Need Should Participate in Kidney Transplant Thursdays?
95% of living donors donate to someone they know or heard about their recipients need from publicity they’ve received. For these individuals, Kidney Transplant Thursdays provides them with another outlet to share their story while they help educate the public about living kidney donation. These individuals are also encouraged to share their postings on the Kidney Transplant Thursdays Facebook page so others can see and share their message, increasing the number of people who learn about their situation.
On the 2nd Thursday of every month, those supporting Kidney Transplant Thursdays will use their social media and traditional public relations outlets to post information about living kidney donation while also promoting their mission, need for a kidney transplant or other connection they have with the community. Sharing their posting on the Kidney Transplant Thursdays Facebook page will increase their postings reach. Also, this page will be the primary aggregator of this information and will allow others to share these posting on their social media pages.
On the Monday before the 2nd Thursday of each month, there will be a posting on the Facebook group page that will include ideas of what you could post on the upcoming Thursday. You can also create your own posts too.
If you would like to receive an email on the Monday before the 2nd Thursday of each month, with a reminder to post, email: info@KidneyTransplantThursdays.org and in the subject line write: “Please send Kidney Transplant Thursdays posting ideas.”
How to post and share your posting:
First Follow & Like the Kidney Transplant Thursdays Facebook page. Then you have 3 options:
And don’t forget to provide information about you or your organization and living kidney transplant information. Also, tag us in your post: #KidneyTransplantThursdays
For ideas on what to post, click here.
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