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Organ Donation on Facebook – “Like” or TMI [VIDEO/POLL]


On a personal level, I share freely about myself whatever information is relevant to any given topic.

You’d expect nothing less.

So for the sake of this discussion, I’ll tell you that I believe in organ donation.

However, for whatever reason, sharing that info on Facebook is another matter.

Intrusive perhaps?
Is this info necessary to share with your “friends”?

If you are already registered on your state’s donor list, the answer would be “no”.

However, the chiefs at Facebook and organ donor advocates say that organ donor signups have increased dramatically since Zuckerberg’s announcement was made the other morning.

According to his interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, the idea came about during conversations over the dinner table with his med-student girlfriend.

And it was his friendship with Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose life was extended by years following a liver transplant, in part, that spurred the 27-year-old Facebook founder and CEO to help put that idea into practice.

“Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that’s out there,”

Starting today, users in the United States and U.K. will be able to add that they’re organ donors to their Timelines, and if they’re not organ donors, they can find links to official organ donation registries and instantly enroll.

“We want to make it simple,” said Zuckerberg. “You just put in the state or country that you’re from, so that we can help link you to the official registries.”

In the “health and wellness” section of users’ timelines, users can list their status as organ donors and explain the decision to their friends, in an effort to raise awareness about the need for donors.

I do wonder.

Despite the good that comes out of Zuckerberg’s gesture, do you still feel your organ donation status should be private?

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