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article imageJustin Bieber keeps giving, tweets boost organ donor registration

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By Marcus Hondro
Jan 26, 2012 in Sports
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Saying that helping out is the favorite part of his job, Justin Bieber has done just that again. This time he responded to a plea to help with organ donor registrations, a plea from a young girl who needs a lung transplant.
Bieber tweeted 20-year-old Helene Campbell more than once, not just about the cause of the need for organ transplant donors, but about how wonderful a job she was doing getting the word out; Bieber's tweets, and her work, have helped raise the number of those registering.
Justin Bieber uses Twitter power
Approaching 17,000,000 Twitter followers, it's no wonder tweets from him have raised the profile of donor registration. As he noted, however, it's Campbell, who suffers from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, who's doing the leg work to raise awareness. Others, too have noticed her efforts.
"Helene has done an incredible job inspiring and motivating Ontarians to register their consent to organ and tissue donation," a written statement from Ronnie Gavsie, president of Trillium Gift of Life Network, said. "On an average day we would expect about 50 new online registrations (but) since Helene's campaign began last Thursday, the average has been closer to 200 per day."
Supporting charity "best part" of Bieber's work
The website of Trillium points out that one organ donor alone can save up to 8 lives, and Bieber's drawing people to the site has helped many learn that statistic for the first time. His work was simple, tweets supporting Campbell and the cause. When she tweeted to thank him and tell him how much he'd helped, he tweeted back that helping was "the best part of what I do."
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