Starting today, Facebook users can share with their online friends if they are an organ donor.
Mark Zuckerberg announced via Facebook that an option is now available to add to your Timeline the date you agreed to become a donor. According to a video included with the announcement, users can go to the Life Event option on the left side of their timeline, select the Health and Wellness tab and click on the new Organ Donor option available there.
Users can then enter the state or province they live in, the date they became an organ donor, and a short story about why they decided to become a donor if they so choose.
"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," said Zuckerberg in the announcement. "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… we believe that by simplyRead More »from Facebook now offers option to share organ donor status on Timeline