TESTIMONIAL:
“Spent some time this morning getting a clearer understanding about this Love Transfusion program. IT IS WONDERFUL!!! What a great idea! There is such a HUGE need for this… It’s a lonely and scary road out there for so many. What a HUGE difference this could make in so many lives.”

Debbie O. – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

More Testimonials

Please Share:
Love Transfusion, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization ~ Tax ID # 27-2829895          Newark, Delaware

About this Project:

The sad fact is that over a million children are battling cancer this very moment, many in the grip of fear, pain and loneliness. At Love Transfusion, we’ve found that by connecting these children and their families with people who care — the resulting expressions of love and support help them significantly through their journey. Our mission is to provide simple, safe and effective ways of connecting children battling cancer with a community of supporters.

CASE STUDY: In September 2012, we ran a test using Facebook’s social network as a prototype platform. We shared children’s stories with Facebook users and stepped back to see what happened. The results were breathtaking, far exceeding our expectations. In every case, complete strangers by the thousands showered the recipients with expressions of love and support. Please watch the video (to the right) for testimonials from some of the participants.

Even with such an amazing response, we still saw room for improvement. Facebook was not designed to handle this type of social support, and as a result does not have some of the key features which provide the greatest relief. We also wanted to open up the opportunity to people not on Facebook, as well as eliminate any possibility of hurtful comments. So we developed our own proprietary software application which provides multiple ways to communicate expressions of support in a private, safe and secure environment.

“For the first time in history because of the Internet and mobile devices, we now have the ability to instantaneously communicate love and support with the click of a button.”

“Oh wow, you guys have made our night, week, month… my daughter is so excited. She is absolutely over the moon! Thank you for your love and prayers and well wishes. Thank you so very much Love Transfusion.”

Miette – Brain CancerNatalie S. - Australia

“Elizabeth was so excited to see all the well wishes and prayers sent from so many people.  It was absolutely amazing! Thank you for being so sweet and considerate!”

Elizabeth – Brain TumorLisa M. - Decatur, AR

“My son Chris was facing relapse of his hodgkin’s lymphoma. At 14 he was scared and worried. Some one said I should write to Love Transfusion for help getting the support he needed while waiting. And over the weekend before his surgery the outpouring of support and prayers was almost overwhelming. And it also helped us connect with others that have faced what we were facing! We cannot express our thanks and gratitude enough for Love Transfusions! And can’t wait to see what’s to come! Thank you from our family and the entire Chris’s Crew!”

Chris – LymphomaMichelle - NC

“I’d just like to say a very, very big thank you to you for doing a post about my nephew. My sister and myself have sat down and read each and every one of the messages of hope that have been posted and we have both been in tears at the amount of love and good wishes coming his way because of this post. I am very proud to be part of the Love Transfusion community and thank you so, so much from the bottom of my heart.”

Braiden – NeuroblastomaSharon W.- Manchester, UK

“Thank you all so very very much for the sweet comments and prayers. I love the love that you all have for my sweet son!”

Dace – LeukemiaMelissa D. - Las Vegas, NV

“Thank you for the awesome support!”

Alex – Bone CancerAlex R. - Orlando, Florida

“Thank you to all of you who pray for my grandson and his family. thank you for the tremendous support you extended, we will be forever grateful to all of you.”

Ethan – Brain CancerMarie N. - Philippines

“Love Transfusion is a fantastic idea, and gives people hope and to let people know that there are people who care. I am truly amazing by all of the support. Your page gave me hope knowing there are people around the world that care. Thank you for such a wonderful peace of mind and support. Knowing I’m not alone.”

Lauren – LeukemiaLauren J. - Australia

“Your support was so uplifting for us and it really helped lift our spirits through a very (at the time) soul-destroying moment in our lives.”

Kosher – NeuroblastomaRaewyn C. - Auckland, NZ

“Thank you Love Transfusion. You gave me the little hope I needed when I was starting to lose it. Thank you.”

Jacob – Liver CancerNatasha G. - El Paso, Texas

The program is web-based and accessible anywhere by Internet connection or mobile device.  The child and their family can then, at a glance, see they are surrounded by caring people connected with them at that very moment.  When a user logs off, the line goes away but their dot remains until they log back in.

Our original goal was to simply provide a visual experience on a map.  The connecting lines are a quick and easy way for the love transfusion recipient to see they are surrounded by people that care for them.  Later versions allowed for a database of pre-vetted and pre-canned messages that anyone can send.  Users with higher permission settings (such as family members and friends) can also communicate freely via private messages within the system, as well as send and receive photos and video communications.

Setting up an account is quick and easy – typically taking less than 5 minutes.  From that point forward, the program is as easy to use as Facebook.  By simply logging in, the user’s map and message center instantly begin displaying connections in real-time.

They’ll never feel alone again…

Will You Please Consider Supporting Our Mission To Help Children Battling Cancer?

Like all nonprofit organizations, Love Transfusion has operating expenses and we would deeply appreciate any assistance you can provide to help us reach our goal and continue to expand the services we offer.

OPTION #1:  Choose from the options below to Support Love Transfusion, Inc.  Order details can be found on the right side of your screen (on computers) or by scrolling to the bottom of this page (on mobile devices):

 

OPTION #2:  Please select from the following to Sponsor Love Transfusion Pages for Children Battling Cancer.  Order details can be found on the right side of your screen (computers) or by scrolling towards the bottom of this page (mobile devices):

Here are a few of the Recipients…
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life.  That word is Love.
~ Sophocles

Please Help Us Bring Comfort to Children Battling Cancer 24/7/365

Ways you can help:

  1. Sign up to be notified when parents of children diagnosed with cancer request social support.

  2. Share this page your friends or other people who you believe may be interested in partnering with us.

  3. Scroll up and select from the options on the right side of this page (mobile users please scroll down).

FAQ’s:

If I participate, how is my donation used? Is it tax-deductible?

Our services are provided free of charge to all users world-wide. If you live in the United States, your donation to Love Transfusion, Inc. is tax-deductible and would go towards operating expenses, dedicated servers, software development and care packages.

Love Transfusion, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization (Tax ID #27-2829895).

How do I get a receipt for my donation?

When you contribute, you will receive an email confirmation from Love Transfusion, Inc for your records. If the amount is over $20.00, you will also receive a letter in the mail January of the following year for tax deduction purposes.

What has Love Transfusion done so far?

Over the last 3 years, we have served as a conduit for over 10,000,000 expressions of love and encouragement for individuals and families in the midst of crisis situations.  The vast majority have been for children battling cancer.

About the App:

What kind of Privacy Safeguards does Love Transfusion have in place?

User privacy is very important to us.  LoveTransfusion.org utilizes multiple layers of security to safeguard user information including SSL certificates (data encryption) and a variety of privacy settings. You can view our full Privacy Policy here.

The zoom feature of the map is disabled at lower elevations and no users have access to street addresses (if provided) or personal contact information such as email addresses. Level 1 Donors can only see a Recipients first name and last initial, general description of their situation and approximate location on the map. Level 2 Donors are granted more detailed information about the Recipient including full name, journal and ability to send private messages within the system.

What are the Public, Semi-Private and Private Recipient settings?

These settings are the first of two ways which allow the Recipient to control who can see their information.  (The second way is through “Permissions” granted by Recipients or their parents to individual Donors.)

  • PUBLIC: The Recipients basic information such as first name, last initial and brief description of their situation are shared publicly (i.e. searchable by non-logged in users as well as those utilizing Twitter and Facebook).
  • SEMI-PRIVATE: The Recipients information is HIDDEN publicly but with basic information viewable by those who are logged in (they must have an account).
  • PRIVATE: The Recipients information is not found in search and only viewable by those invited or the link is otherwise shared with.

Can minors use this app?

In accordance with our Terms of Use, only individuals 13 years or older can utilize this application — unless a parent or guardian creates an account themselves and sets up a user profile for the minor.

Where the funds go:

  • Bandwidth

  • Servers

  • Operating expenses

  • Development

Thank you for your interest in our mission.  We realize this is a bit unconventional and appreciate your openness to exploring new ways of using technology and relationships to positively impact the world.

This fundraising campaign was created to invite people with caring hearts to partner with us as we continue to expand our services.  If our cause resonates with you, we could really use your help by scrolling up (mobile users scroll down) and choosing from the options on the right side of this page.  We will be forever grateful and more importantly — so will our users.

Do you know of ways to help a child battling cancer?  We are always eager to hear suggestions.  Please share your thoughts by commenting below or contacting us directly.

Please Share:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment