KidneyQuest is a multidisciplinary volunteer project develop interest and skills in efficient use of website development tools and social media to develop the pool of available kidney donors, thereby saving lives of kidney patients in need of transplant and substantially reducing the financial burden on our healthcare system imposed by more expensive dialysis, the only alternative to transplant.
Subjects would include kidney function and disease as they relate to transplantation; the scope of the kidney donor shortfall in the U.S.; the transplant infrastructure and how to navigate it; and available sources of assistance, including self-help.
Areas of focus involved:
- Internet domain name registration process and URL forwarding
- website design and social media use for non-profit and eleemosynary purposes
- communications and marketing
- business planning and development
- healthcare education and funding
KidneyQuest’s goal is to increase public awareness of the pervasiveness of kidney disease in order to reach and bring forth healthy donors to share their gifts of life through all forms of donation, including kidney transplant chains, paired kidney donations and direct kidney donations.
Ellis R. Mirsky
Cheri Ruane's bio profile in Boston Voyager
Cheri's Story as a Donor:
Read Cheri's story.
Learn about Cheri at Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Ned's Story as a Donor:
Read Ned's story.
Watch Ned's TEDx talk and as imbedded in Kidney4Aidan.com.
Originally published 11/16/2018, revised 12/3/2018