Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hélène Campbell on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tues. Feb 19, 2013

Hélène Campbell will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Watch for it!

Follow Hélène on Twitter @alungstoory.

You may remember reading about Hélène's lung transplant and her reaching out to Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres for their help in spreading the word for organ & tissue donation awareness. 

Hélène reported the following about her social media contacts.

"On Jan. 21, not only did Justin Bieber retweet the message, but he had a Twitter conversation with me (@alungstory). The impact was huge! Traffic on alungstory.ca skyrocketed to more than 30,000 page views from 122 countries in 24 hours.

A similar social media request was made to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February, 2012. My Feb. 16 interview, by Skype, on Ellen’s show led to 720 donor registrations at beadonor.ca that day. (beadonor.ca is the organ donor campaign of Trillium Gift of Life Network in Ontario, Canada).
The celebrity impact was wonderful. But even simply motivating people to talk about organ donation had a positive effect. At no cost, the need was made obvious, and the request was simple – register as a donor.
Raising awareness of the importance of organ donation, through social media, led to increased registrations. That offers the possibility of more transplants, which can shorten the waiting list for recipients. In the end, we can reduce both the financial and the human cost."

“You Have the Power to Donate Life – Sign-up today! Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

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