Facebook Adds New Life-Saving Tool Feature
Social network giant Facebook just announced the addition of a new feature called Organ Donor to their Facebook Timeline.
According to a report, Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg was inspired by his medical-student girlfriend to add organ donor status to Facebook to alleviate the shortage of organ donors for patients desperately in need of life-saving transplants.
On its own Facebook sharing organ donor status page it says:
"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 - an average of 18 people per day - 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."
Facebook users can add their organ donor status by going to their Facebook Timeline and clicking "Life Event." Then click "Health & Wellness," followed by the new "Organ Donor" option. Users can include the date and location of when they registered as an organ donor.
Facebook also provides an app link on their site that will direct organ donor participants to their state's donor registry if they haven't registered yet as an organ donor.
Finally a great move from Facebook that is going to benefit many people with their health and one that will make you proud to be a part of.