Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Facebook Makes It Easy To Sign Up For & Promote Organ Donation

Robin Roberts talks to Mark Zuckerberg,
the founder and CEO of Facebook,
for an interview airing May 1, 2012 on Good Morning America.
Those who know me well know that, though I use Facebook - mainly as an outlet for Well-Met Men and other like-minded posts - I have for a while not been a fan. What is intended to be a way to connect with friends become almost every week less and less about connecting with them and more a focused advertising tool. The one step that changed it was when they took your profile likes and made them actual 'Likes' and filled your screen with posts from that subject (not to mention what everyone is accomplishing in games). But there are good things about Facebook, such as the Causes app, and now they just released a new feature that ups the ante. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today the addition of a new tool on Facebook that will allow users to share their organ donor status with their friends, and if you aren't currently signed up they make it easy to do so.

ABC News covered the story here.



To make the statement, go to your timeline, click on "Life Event," select "Health and Wellness," and add the new option "choose Organ Donor." If you want you can add where and when you registered and include a note or comment.

I have already posted on the importance of signing up for organ donation, as well as an amazing story of one. I recommend reading those stories, and if you have not signed up yet, implore you to do so today. After all last month was Organ Donor awareness month, you would just be a day late, let's not put it off and be a day late if the scenario presents itself.