Using Tweets and Posts to Speed Up Organ Donation

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In 2004, Rick Segal, a father of four living in Rye, N.Y., found his stamina inexplicably failing him as he did his regular runs. He went to see his doctor, and learned he had a genetic disease that enlarges and weakens the heart. Segal was about to turn 50, but his heart was pumping at one-eighth of a normal heart’s effectiveness. He needed a transplant. He got on a waiting list, and for the next five years, he was in and out of hospitals while his heart deteriorated further. He underwent multiple 12-hour operations. A defibrillator was installed in his chest. Then came mechanical pumps for both ventricles. “I got a belt from a police wholesale site to carry around these huge batteries,” he said. Because the heart pumps had an 18-month life span, an imminent transplant became his only option.

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