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6 Degrees of Bone Marrow Seperation

Create a Facebook App that allows users to highlight if they or friends require a transplant, have had a transplant, or how close they are to receiving one.

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By doing this we can highlight how close to our personal network people who need a transplant are. This raises awareness of how connected you might be to this problem.


We can see how long it takes for those networks to "clear" as people get their transplant. This helps us understand the need. This data could be visualized in the App,


We could also create a badge to demonstrate willingness to be a donor, even perhaps highlighting the type of donor we might be. The social network might be the perfect marketplace for donors and recipients.

Which barrier(s) does your concept address?

  • Misunderstanding
  • Cultural beliefs

Which step(s) of the journey does your concept apply to?

  • Awareness

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I like the idea of making visual these connections. Visual information is very powerful and also makes more tangible the impact of taking action.