hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is pioneering the use of technologies to educate people on the importance of becoming an organ donor, and to support individuals currently on the organ donation waitlist.

Year Founded
Product Stage
v2 Launched
Funding Stage
NIH Grant
Team Size
3
Industry
Health Tech
Year Founded
Funding Stage
NIH Grant
Industry
Health Tech
Product Stage
v2 Launched
Team Size
3
Product Stage
Funding Stage
Team Size
Year Founded
Industry
v2 Launched
NIH Grant
3
Health Tech

leadership team

Dr. Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D, Chief, Division of Transplantation - Dr. Cameron is a Professor of Surgery and heads the Liver Transplantation Program. His research is focused on the use of stem cells in liver transplantation, as well as the use of social media to increase organ donation.

why foundertherapy

Major Business Milestones
  • Build and launch v1 of product, based on a proof of concept
  • Build and launch v2
  • Transition DONOR app to its own entity outside of JHU

The ORGANIZE team learned that JHU was working on using social media for helping patients find living donors, and they referred JHU to FT. Dr. Cameron recognized the expertise we had amassed in using technology to solve problems in the organ donation space from our work building ORGANIZE. Over time he has continued to see the value in a team like ours with deep experience building startups as the JHU team begins its strategy for commercializing the DONOR app to its own entity outside of the university.

The ORGANIZE team learned that JHU was working on using social media for helping patients find living donors, and they referred JHU to FT. Dr. Cameron recognized the expertise we had amassed in using technology to solve problems in the organ donation space from our work building ORGANIZE. Over time he has continued to see the value in a team like ours with deep experience building startups as the JHU team begins its strategy for commercializing the DONOR app to its own entity outside of the university.

Major Business Milestones
  • Build and launch v1 of product, based on a proof of concept
  • Build and launch v2
  • Transition DONOR app to its own entity outside of JHU

our role & impact

Roles We Play
  • CTO
  • CPO
  • Engineering Execution
  • Product Execution
  • User Testing

The primary impact our work was to build out a full v1 of the DONOR app that was easy enough for a sick patient who is not comfortable with technology to use so that they could write their story and post it on social media. With the v2 of the app, we’re expanding the functionality to enable friends and family of the patient to also create their DONOR stories, further increasing the chances of finding a living donor for their loved one. V1 of the DONOR app has been in use at 3 - 4 transplant centers around the country, with plans to scale up to 100+. Our initial work with JHU has shown that patients who use social media to tell their story are 8x more likely to find a donor than those who do not.

Roles We Play

The primary impact our work was to build out a full v1 of the DONOR app that was easy enough for a sick patient who is not comfortable with technology to use so that they could write their story and post it on social media. With the v2 of the app, we’re expanding the functionality to enable friends and family of the patient to also create their DONOR stories, further increasing the chances of finding a living donor for their loved one. V1 of the DONOR app has been in use at 3 - 4 transplant centers around the country, with plans to scale up to 100+. Our initial work with JHU has shown that patients who use social media to tell their story are 8x more likely to find a donor than those who do not.

  • Build and launch v1 of product, based on a proof of concept
  • Build and launch v2
  • Transition DONOR app to its own entity outside of JHU

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