Saturday, July 24, 2010

ABC World News Video: Using Facebook for Medical Purposes

Carlos Sanchez found a new kidney through Facebook. “This is one example of how medicine is being changed by social media.” This video from ABC World News also mentions using Facebook to find a missing person with Alzheimer’s disease.

Using Facebook for fundraising drives, to connect with support groups, and obtain medical information is also discussed. Watch the video here and read the story here. It is part of a series of videos, Social Networking Revolution. Inside Facebook Headquarters is very interesting.

For the gluten-free community, social networking is powerful. Although there is some inaccurate information about celiac disease, there are many gluten-free professionals and dedicated bloggers who are committed to providing accurate information, increasing celiac disease awareness, and answering questions. I would love to see a follow-up video called, “Using Social Media to Save Lives: Helping People with Undiagnosed Celiac Disease.”

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