Is there anything that Justin Bieber can’t do?
Not only can he sing but the teen icon has helped organ donation to increase in Ontario, Canada. The Trillium Gift of Life Network reported that since Bieber answered a plea made by a twitter follower, who’s awaiting a lung transplant, more than 1,200 people have registered online for donation.
On an average day the Tillium Gift of Life Network has seen online registrations increase from 50 to close to 200 per day!
Bieber’s Twitter exchange with twitter follower @alungstory, began Saturday, January 21. At the time, Bieber retweeted a message from the user,
“Hey @justinbieber! I BELIEB you should use that Canadian voice of yours and help save lives like mine #beanorgandonor beadonor.ca #giveblood.”
Bieber then followed it up with a series of tweets that spread the word about organ and blood donation,
“i got the word….you have amazing strength. i got u. #BeAnOrganDonor,” and “help spread the word for @alungstory http://www.alungstory.ca/ #BeAnOrganDonor” were among them.
After the follower wrote thanking Bieber he wrote back,
“@alungstory glad to be able to help. best part of what i do.”
It’s great to see Justin putting his icon status to good use and helping those in need.