Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Facebook Saves Lives?

    So I know my posts are usually about PR accidents or slip ups that have negative effects, but I thought I'd try something new. I read a news story that represents a way social media sites are genuinely beneficial. Roxy Kurze posted a status on facebook asking for help to find a kidney donor for her husband, who was on the donor list, but was told it could take up to five years to receive a kidney. A facebook "friend" who she had only briefly met one time, and who had the same blood type responded and was willing to donate his kidney. Now both are healthy and happy.

    I thought this story was so great, I'm pretty sure everyone has at least a few facebook friends they hardly know, some people are totally against "friending" someone or accepting a friend request from someone they don't know. I know this is a one in a million kind of thing, but still stories like this are pretty incredible and crazy to think about. I always viewed facebook as more of a distraction or pass time but this proves how effective social media is in all types of situations. Professional and personal. 


  1. Stories like that just make me happy. I'm not sure if something to that degree of importance happens very often but I know I have personally made pleas for help with something (usually school work) and had random facebook friends help me out. I always try to do the same in return. Good facebook karma I guess.

  2. This video makes me realize that Facebook is more than just looking at my friend's pictures when I am bored, or reading all the status updates on my wall. A person actually utilized the site that, in turn, saved a life! That really is amazing! In addittion, I love on a site like that where news can spread like wildfire!