Facebook has just now added a new organ donar feature to its timeline .Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is asking users to highlight whether they're an organ donor on their page. The social networking site has added an option so that users can list their donor status on their profile. Nearly 7,000 people die every year awaiting a transplant and Zuckerberg hopes this small step can lower that number. Patrick Jones has more on what you can do.
Facebook Organ Donation: Do You Like Your Friends Enough To Save Them?
You might 'like' your friends on Facebook. But do you like them enough to save a life with an organ donation?
From today, you can share whether or not you're an organ donor with a note on your Facebook timeline.
Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement in a post on ABC News: "Starting today, you can add that you're an organ donor to your timeline, and share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor. If you're not already registered with your state or national registry and want to be, you'll find a link to the official donor registry there as well."
The new status update works much like making any other life announcement on Facebook. In the same field as you write your status, choose the dropdown option for 'life event', and then choose 'organ donation'.
To register for organ donation, Facebook users should click through to NHSBT's Facebook page at to make our Facebook status an official organ donor registration.
Zuckerberg writes: "Facebook's mission is simple: to make the world more open and connected. But the Facebook community has also shown us that simply through sharing and connecting, the world gets smaller and better. Even one individual can have an outsized impact on the challenges facing another, and on the world. At Facebook, we call that the power of friends."
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