For many people Facebook is a way to share your life via digital communication, but now you may be able to share your life more literally. A new Facebook tool unveiled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Good Morning America has “the power to save lives” by letting users donate organs.
The company has revealed that they will allow users to state on their Timeline that they are registered to donate their organs after death. You will be able to reveal which state you have registered in, the date that you registered, and also explain why you decided to become a donor. And those of you who haven’t registered as a donor will be able to do so via the links added by Facebook.
According to Facebook, “With the addition of “organ donor” to the Life Events section of timeline, you can state your intention to become an organ donor, and share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor. If you are not officially registered as an organ donor, sign up with the appropriate registry”.
This is certainly an interesting move by Facebook, and it is also probably not what most people had in mind about what was coming. And of course patients have been using the social networking site to find donors for some time now, but the new feature will most likely become popular quickly and dramatically increase the number of registrations.
Facebook says that the new feature will only be available in some countries at first, like the US and UK, but will be rolled out to other areas around the world later on.
Check out the video to know more about the new tool.