Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 01, 2012

Facebook Adds Organ Donor Status Option

Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that you will now be able to add your organ donor status to your Facebook Timeline.

Today, more than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions more around the globe, are waiting for the heart, kidney or liver transplant that will save their lives. Many of those people آ– an average of 18 people per day آ– will die waiting, because there simply aren’t enough organ donors to meet the need. Medical experts believe that broader awareness about organ donation could go a long way toward solving this crisis. And we believe that by simply telling people that you're an organ donor, the power of sharing and connection can play an important role.