Facebook Timeline Organ Donor Life Saver Tool
|May 1, 2012||Posted by admin under Facebook, Social Media|
Facebookers can now set their status as an organ donor and make it public. As a noble cause, Facebook has launched this new feature which is expected to help more than one million people in the States and millions more in other nations, who are awaiting transplants. This new feature will help spread awareness about organ donation as well as aid in maintaining online registration record.
This tool was announced today by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, on the show ‘Good Morning America’. He provided details of its features and also shared what inspired him to create something like this.
According to him, both Steve Jobs (who had liver transplant done), and his girlfriend, a medical school student, were the source of his inspiration. He also mentioned recovery efforts on Facebook for tsunami and tornado, which are the other factors that led to the creation of the new life saving organ donor feature in timeline.
Using this new feature, you can set your status as an organ donor. To do so, go to the ‘Life Event Pane’ and click on ‘Health and Wellness’ option (see the image below).
Here, after clicking on ‘Organ Donor’, you should be able to fill relevant information about your registration as a donor and also share a personal story describing what made you take the decision of donating an organ. Details and usage of this tool can be found here.
You can also find a registry to sign up for organ donation, using a link provided by Facebook. This brand new addition by Facebook is not live in all countries yet but hopefully will be available worldwide soon.
Do share what you feel about this new initiative.