Last week Indiana University (@IU_Health) live-tweeted a kidney transplant. They claimed it was the first unrelated-living-donor transplant Live tweeted.
It was dramatic and there was a lot of buzz among the kidney folk on Twitter about this. You can read some of the coverage here. It was exciting but it tasted too much like a publicity stunt for my taste. The counter argument, of course, is that raising the profile of living unrelated donors increases the likelihood that people will come forth and donate and I should just swallow my distaste and be supportive of the outreach effort.
As part of the Twitter publicity campaign, IU_health tweeted various facts about transplant. This one seemed wrong to me: