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Conservative groups say IRS practices hurt their ability to raise money from donors

Leaders from conservative and tea party groups told a congressional panel that the Internal Revenue Service's methods of vetting organizations seeking non-profit status discouraged supporters from donating to their causes. Representatives...Show More Summary

Woman in Need of Rare Liver Transplant Turns to Social Media

2 years agoNews : Trending Now

It's not just for status updates and photo sharing -- social media has become an important outlet for patients in desperate need of organ donors. Debra Karby, a 37-year-old mother from Vancouver with a rare and aggressive form of liver sarcoma, is hoping that she can increase her odds of receiving a liver by sharing [...]

Facebook organ donor tool comes to Canada

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.

Hmm: IRS May Revoke Tax-Exempt Status for Political Nonprofits

A recent Internal Revenue Service decision has politically-affiliated nonprofit organizations worried that their donor rolls are about to...

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Facebook adds organ donor status, registry to timeline

3 years agoTechnology : Tech Talk

World's largest social network lets you broadcast organ donor status and connects

Poking For Organs

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 Users Can List Their Organ Donor Status Directly On Their Timeline [Updates]

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 [...]

Facebook may be causing 'very significant increase' in organ donor registration

3 years agoTechnology : Today Tech

On Tuesday, Facebook announced that its users can now declare that they are registered organ donors by adding an "organ donor status" to their timelines, in the same way that they'd add a relationship status. The social network said it hopes this new feature will raise "broader …

Thanks, Facebook: Organ Registries Got a Month's Worth of Volunteers in a Single Day

Now that users can announce their donor status on the social network, registries are seeing a massive spike in new registrations.

Not Your Usual Status Update

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 launches a new game: Organ Farmville

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

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 [...]

Click “Like” and donate your organs to medicine

The best thing about Facebook’s decision to add an “organ donorstatus to their pages is that it might help prevent the family veto on the essential process. The worst thing is that it’s not available to Australian users – yet. By clicking...Show More Summary

Facebook provides 'Organ Donor' status - and will save lives

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."

Facebook Organ Donor Status Immediately Shows Real-World Impact

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

Facebook and Organ Donors Team Up to Save Lives (VIDEO)

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

Facebook’s ‘Life-Saving Tool’: Organ Donor Status for Timeline

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.

Mark Zuckerberg Hasn’t Come Out Publicly As An Organ Donor Yet!

Despite Mark Zuckerberg's enthusiasm for eliminating privacy around the status of your organs, he has not yet publicly declared himself a willing donor.

Facebook Promotes Organ Donor Registration

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 users can add organ donor status

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 >>

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