Be an Organ Donor Status on Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook Inc. is urging the members of the world’s biggest social network to share their organ-donor status on the site that aims to encourage more donations and lessen times of waiting for transplants. Users can add donor plans to their profile starting today, just like they already note a hometown or alma mater, Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. There will also be a link to the official donor registry, the Menlo Park California-based. A number of 114,000 people in the U.S. and millions worldwide are waiting to save a life- heart, liver or kidney transplants. According to the statistics showed by the Micron Associates, many of them more likely 18 at average in a day die due to the fact that there are not enough organs for transplant. Zuckerberg and Sandberg pointed out on the blog that medical experts believe that a wider awareness about organ donation could go a long way toward solving the said crisis. Everyone can play an important role using the power of sharing and connection by just simply telling other people that you are an organ donor.