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Parents Find Kidney Donor for Daughter Through Facebook

Most people use Facebook to stay in touch with friends. Increasingly, however, social media are proving to be useful in fulfilling other more urgent needs. The desperate parents of a 2-year-old girl with a crippling kidney disease have found a donor by posting an appeal on Facebook.   Arianna lives in the northern U.S. state of Minnesota. When she was about seven weeks old, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic kidney disorder. Her father, Jeremy Booth, said that since then, dialysis...

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