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Trent Reznor Trying to Save Lives Through Twitter

by dsussman   May 27, 2009 at 5:00PM  |  Views: 53

Apparently if you ask for help loud enough, Trent Reznor can possibly save your life with the use of his Twitter account.

A recent message sent to the Nine Inch Nails frontman opened up a campaign last Wednesday to help raise money for Eric De La Cruz, a Nevada Medicaid patient in need of a heart transplant.

Nine Inch Nails and their tour buds Jane's Addiction are offering special deals for their remaining live dates to raise funds for De La Cruz's transplant.

A $300 donation will give concertgoers access to the pre-show soundcheck and a meet-and-greet with the band. $1,000 will get you backstage for dinner and some chill time with the band, as well as stage-side love for the show. Autographs and pictures are included as well.

For fans without tickets, a $1,200 donation comes with two tickets to the show and VIP treatment backstage. This is supposedly the last NIN tour, so die-hard fans of the band will want to get on this ASAP.

Paste has reported that De La Cruz was turned down from transplant lists because of the lack of transplant centers in Nevada. Reznor became aware of his situation after De La Cruz's sister, former CNN.com news anchor Veronica De La Cruz, began a fundraising campaign on her website. The campaign is as much to raise money for Eric as it is to raise awareness of Nevada's limited transplant opportunities, and to petition Senator Harry Reid and other Congress members for improved legislation.

The fundraising collected over $260,000 in one day and the total amount is still rising past $850,000 as we speak. Hit the NIN website for information on how to donate.

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