Will you be sharing your organ donor status on your Facebook timeline?
Everyone is focused on The social networking giant, Facebook’s initial public offering, seems no one is giving right attention to it’s recent initiative “a new tool that will allow people to share their status as an organ donor on their timelines”. Looks like Zuckerberg is influenced by his girlfriend Priscilla Chang or Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs.
To help spread awareness of this issue and share your organ donor status on your timeline, click on “Life Event,” then “Health and Wellness.” Choosing the “Organ Donor” option will allow you to fill in where and when you registered as well as share a personal story.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg explains, the project was inspired by Facebook members who have used the site to solve problems creatively. The CEO hopes this new initiative will spread awareness and encourage people to register as donors.
“People are using the same social tools that they’re using just to keep in touch with people on a day-to-day basis to solve these important social issues,” said Zuckerberg. “So, we figured, okay, well, could we do anything that would help people solve other types of issues, like all of the people who need organ donations in the world? And we came up with this pretty simple thing which we’re hopeful can help out just in the same way that people have done all these other things.”
“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,” wrote Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg in a May 1 blog post. “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. 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.”