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Canada is the 15th country to get the feature, which lets users broadcast their organ donor status in hopes of getting others to sign up.
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Facebook has announced a new option allowing you to display your organ donor status. Why it matters: Around 7,000 Americans die each year while waiting for an organ transplant — to put things in perspective, the median wait for a...
Facebook recently teased that they would be bringing a new, life saving feature to all Facebook users. As with anything involving something new coming to Facebook it was met with a mix of curiosity and vitriol. Finally, Facebook has revealed the potentially lifesaving feature, and it is the ability to add organ donor status directly [...]
Now that users can announce their donor status on the social network, registries are seeing a massive spike in new registrations.
Facebook has a new feature that let's you indicate in your profile if you're a registered organ donor and will connect you to your local registry. But here's the cool part. The California chapter of the registry that Facebook teamed...
Facebook announced today that the social network's 161 million members in the United States will be encouraged to begin displaying "organ donor status" on their pages, along with birth dates and schools. Some 7,000 people die every year in America while waiting for an organ transplant, and the idea here, according to this New York [...]
Now comes an 'Organ Donation Status' which will hopefully push up the numbers of people around the globe currently registered to be organ donors. In the US, UK, Australia and the Netherlands, people can now say they are an organ donor as part of their "Facebook Timeline."
Are you single? Married? An organ donor? Facebook unveiled a new option today that will allow users to declare their organ donor status online. The new Faceboo organ donor status doesn’t have any legal implications. Doctors won’t be able to comb through social media profiles in order to find donors, but that wasn’t Facebook’s intention. [...]Show More Summary
Post by Maressa Brown Facebook is offering a whole new way to overshare. Thankfully, it has nothing to do with your relationship status, whether (or not) you're expecting a baby, or allowing us to write 1,000-word status updates. Instead,...Show More Summary
After promises of a 'life-saving tool' announcement, Facebook today revealed a new feature that makes it possible to add organ donor status to a user's Facebook Timeline.
Despite Mark Zuckerberg's enthusiasm for eliminating privacy around the status of your organs, he has not yet publicly declared himself a willing donor.
Hoping to attract more people to become organ donors, Facebook has added the option of making your donor status public on your timeline. And if you’re not registered yet, but feel browbeaten by friends who are, Facebook will link you to your state’s organ registry so you can sign up. More from Facebook: Organ Donation: Friends Saving Lives… Read More
Facebook has added a unique feature to its social network: you can now tell the world — or just your family members — that you’re an organ donor. The company announced the initiative on Tuesday, encouraging its 900 million users to let others know if they are organ donors. Read full article >>
If you thought that Facebook is just a waste of your precious time and no one really benefits from the social networking site, then Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement may just change your mind. Connecting organ donors with recipients...Show More Summary
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have announced a new feature that's either extremely invasive or just socially responsible, depending on your online-privacy views: "Starting today, you can add that you're an organ donor to your timeline, and share your story about when, where or why you decided ... More »
Starting today, Facebook users can publicly notify friends about their organ donor status. And it's not so you can humblebrag about how superior you are — well, kind of, actually. Facebook's hoping to "peer pressure" its users into registering as organ donors. If everyone else on your Minifeed is doing it, why wouldn't you? More »