April 17, 2014

Tag Archives: Organ donation

Hollywood Film Awards: MatchingDonors.com Kicks Off Their Second Annual “Everybody Can Save A Life!” Contest

HollywoodNews.com: Everybody can save a life! Thanks again to another very generous donation from the Mr. Carlos De Abreu –the founder of The Hollywood Film Awards®, MatchingDonors.com is asking the public to help raise awareness about being a living organ donor on MatchingDonors.com through their second annual Everybody Can Save A Life Video Contest! Mr. Carlos De Abreu – and the Hollywood Film Awards® efforts have saved many lives of individuals needing lifesaving organ transplants.
This contest will also get the entrants videos before Hollywood’s Top decision makers, producers, and studio executives, and winners will receive cash prizes as well as the opportunity to work with these top people in Hollywood as Assistant Producers on a television show or movie, or even Assistant Produce an iPhone social game with the creator of Xbox Live. See more information and how to take part in the contest at ZOOPPA.COM
Since winning last year’s contest Rob Micai has been doing production work for many of MatchingDonors.com video judges – see list of judges below. His award winning video has also been the basis of this year’s MatchingDonors.com’s multimillion dollar advertising campaign currently being seen throughout the country on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, all A&E Networks including- Lifetime, History, Bio, H2, LMN, Crime and Investigation Network, Lifetime Real Women, Military History, and many more networks.
Thanks again to another very generous donation from the Hollywood Film Awards®, the First Place winner will also be given two tickets and be invited to attend the Hollywood Film Awards® Gala where they can socialize with Hollywood’s biggest stars. See more at www.hollywoodfilmawards.com.
Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant. The team at

New England Patriots Tom Brady Helps To Save The Life Of A Woman Needing A Lifesaving Kidney Transplant

HollywoodNews.com: New England Patriots Tom Brady owes a lot of his success to Tom Martinez, the 68-yearold Quarterback coach from California who had mentored No. 12 since he was a boy. So it was no surprise that the star pupil had been trying to help his teacher, who was in failing health, and needed a kidney transplant by asking people through the Internet to go to MatchingDonors.com to be tested to see if they are a potential compatible kidney donor to Tom Martinez. Within a few weeks, over 600 people came forward on MatchingDonors.com to see if they could be a match for Tom Martinez. Many were tested, and a lifesaving kidney transplant was going to potentially happen in a few weeks, but unexpectedly a few days before he could get his transplant, on his birthday, Tom Martinez died of a massive heart attack.
A potential organ donor- Peter Hughes from Sterling, Massachusetts had come forward from Tom Brady’s request to see if he could save the coach’s life – he was going to be tested for Tom Martinez, but Tom Martinez died too soon. Peter has 14 siblings and he works in the child support department for the government. Even though Peter never considered donating a kidney to anyone before Tom Brady’s plea, he knew though it was his destiny to donate a lifesaving kidney to someone. So after the coach died Peter went back on to MatchingDonors.com and found a woman needing a kidney transplant from Massachusetts who he wanted to get tested for. The woman was originally from war torn Bosnia – and has an incredible story about overcoming many major adversities, Peter got tested and was a match for her and now they are going to have their surgery on May 22, 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Peter said “I would have never thought abou t being an organ donor if it hadn’t been for Tom Brady’s plea for his mentor.”
Ajisa will be receiving her lifesaving transplant only six months after being on MatchingDonors.com versus the 7 to ten years she would have had to wait on the government’s deceased donors list.
Peter put in his MatchingDonors.com profile : I am the youngest of 14 siblings and we were always taught by our parents to help out when we can, especially when it comes to someone’s life.
Ajisa put on her MatchingDonors.com profile: I desperately need [...]

Super Bowl Bound Tom Brady Is Helping Search For a Kidney Match For His Mentor Through MatchingDonors.com

HollywoodNews.com: Super Bowl bound Tom Brady owes a lot of his success to Tom Martinez, the 68-year-old Quarterback coach from California who has mentored No. 12 since he was a boy. So its no surprise that for the past few months the star pupil has been trying to help his teacher, whos in failing health and needs a kidney transplant by asking people through the Internet including his Facebook page to go to MatchingDonors.com to be tested to see if they are a potential compatible kidney donor to Tom Martinez. “Toms a great guy and has given us great visibility,” says Paul Dooley, CEO of MatchingDonors.com, which is trying to find a kidney for Martinez. See Brady’s banner that he is putting out on the internet. So far many potential donors stepped forward but none was a match for Martinez. “Its ok If theyre not a match for Tom, they might be a match for someone else,” said Dooley. Brady and Martinez invited the Dooley family to spend last Labor Day with them while Martinez tutored Brady during a private practice at Gillette Stadium. Ever since, the coach has not been well enough to travel, so currently Brady goes to Martinez to be tutored.
Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting 7 to 9 years. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesnt happen by finding altruistic living organ donors for people needing kidney transplants. The average patient gets their transplant through MatchingDonors.com, within six months of signing up on the website.

Over the past seven years MatchingDonors.com, has made historic strides in saving the lives of people needing organ transplants, and increasing living organ donation in the United States. For the work we do at MatchingDonors.com, we have won many awards and commendations from Congress and The President of The United States, but we do not currently receive any funds from the government. MatchingDonors.com, accomplishments include:
1. MatchingDonors.com, is now the largest living donor database in the United States, with over 10,130 potential donors registered on the website.
2. MatchingDonors.com, is also now the largest living donor paired exchange database in the United States, with over 2,302 potential paired exchange donors registered on the website.
3. MatchingDonors.com, now has over 500 patients with active profiles.
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