DonorsConnect creators Ariq Azad and Vikas Vavilala took home a $1,000 second-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.
Thousands of patients are on the organ waiting list in critical need of organs or marrow. Unfortunately there is an extreme shortage of organs, and these patients need to receive these organs in order to survive. DonorsConnect helps patients launch social media campaigns to spread awareness of their story and reach out to potential donors outside of their social networks. They help them craft a story and launch a viral campaign.