29 Apr '11, 9pm

Donnie Wahlberg Helps Fan Find Kidney:

Donnie Wahlberg Helps Fan Find Kidney:

Twitter, and other social media, is often criticized as a time waster and many articles have been written about slactivism , but every day there are amazing connections happening via social media. Whether its organizing revolutions in the Middle East or disaster relief for Japan, social media is being used for social good. One woman in Tennessee will soon have a new kidney thanks to actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg and his 183,000 Twitter followers. Bobbette Miller lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is waiting for a kidney transplant. A friend posted a blog post about her need for a new kidney, which caught the attention of Wahlberg. He retweeted the link to his fans and that led to a groundswell of support for Miller. Vanderbilt University Medical Center was flooded with phone calls, which eventually led to six potential matches for Miller. Tests are being conducted on the...

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