Greensboro, NC -- "We found your match and you have a donor," were the words Jan Hancock was not sure that she would ever hear.
The Greensboro resident was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis, a deadly condition that slowly scars and destroys the liver.
"My doctor told me that it is a slow disease and that I will need a liver transplant."
Through a twist of fate, Hancock received the phone call she was hoping for.
A 42-year-old woman from Raleigh died from a brain aneurysm. She was an organ donor and her liver saved Hancock's life.
"I was so grateful. I still never met her family. I just know that she left behind an 11-year-old daughter."
Jan Hancock is just one of nearly 28 thousand American recipients each year.
However every day 18 people will die as they wait.
In an attempt to encourage more people worldwide to become organ donors, Facebook launched a new status option to list whether or not you are an organ donor.
Using Facebook to find a match is a growing trend.
READ: Facebook Page: I Need A Kidney Donor
Mebane Librarian Shari Vassello, posted a youtube video on Facebook last fall asking for a kidney transplant.
Vassello has Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
It's a genetic disease that causes her kidneys to become enlarged and lose function.
If you would like more information on becoming an organ donor, visit the Carolina Donor Services website.
READ: Kidney Donor Campaign Comes Closer To A Match
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