Now your FB friend can also save a life. Facebook now enables one to identify themselves as organ donor in a move to provide information to 1.14 million Americans and also people around the world who are in need of vital organs like heart, liver, kidney, eyes etc. With time Facebook has proved to be a very strong tool for communication and with this recent development on FB a lot of worldwide social problems can be solved.
Today, more than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions more around the globe, are waiting for the heart, kidney or liver transplant that will save their lives. Many of those people – an average of 18 people per day – will die waiting, because there simply aren’t enough organ donors to meet the need. Medical experts believe that broader awareness about organ donation could go a long way toward solving this crisis. And we believe that by simply telling people that you’re an organ donor, the power of sharing and connection can play an important role.
— Facebook Newsroom
Official Video Explaining How Organ Donor identity works
Facebook has become a universe on its own and is surely the best communication medium which is available to us. We support the movement launched by Facebook and wish them all the best in this initiative.