Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg, talked about the new feature in an interview with the “Good Morning America” television show, noting that the idea for the new set of tools arose when people in disaster areas used Facebook to communicate.
The Facebook initiative calls for members to announce as well as update their organ donation status. The donor status will show up along with other data in a Health and Wellness section, which can also include other health information. This feature will also offer links to state online donor registries, where people can change their donor status.
Fackbook’s Life-saving Tool – An Organ Donor Feature
Read CNET News article, May 1, 2012 by Zack Whittaker
Facebook Calls on Members to Flag Organ Donor Status
Read Reuters article, May 3, 2012 by Julie Steenhuysen
Sharing Your Organ Donor Status
How to Officially Register, Facebook Help Center and FAQs
Facebook Adds Organ Donor Option to Timeline
Read Mashable article, May 1, 2012 by Todd Wasserman