On Monday, Facebook launched its new tool that allowed users to share the fact that they were organ donors. The Facebook tool also allows people that weren’t organ donors to sign up with their state organ donor registry directly from Facebook. I bet there are many people out there who wondered if the Facebook tool was going to make a difference.
According to organ donor registries in 10 different states, the number of registrants in the first day the tool was available for more than a normally see in a month. California alone reportedly had 700% more volunteers than on any other typical day.
100,000 Facebook users shared the fact on their profile that they were organ donors, and 10,000 of those users have linked through Facebook to sign up with their states organ donation registry. It sounds like Facebook’s tool may indeed make a big difference for people on organ transplant lists.
via ABC News
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