5-7-12: Sharing Your Organs’ Status

May 7, 2012 at 7:58 am 1 comment

Facebook and organ donors.

Facebook is now allowing users to list their status as an organ donor. Image courtesy of Creative Commons / Ray-Franco Bouly


The number of registered organ donors has increased dramatically in the past week.  The spike follows a new tool on  Facebook: users can now list their donor status on their profiles.  And the social network provides links to state sites where you can register to be a donor.

Dr. Andrew Cameron, a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins, played a role in Facebook’s decision. He went to Harvard with Sheryl Sandberg, now the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook.

Sheilah talks with Dr. Cameron about the new development.

In Maryland, you can register to be an organ donor at Donate Life Maryland.

And, in case you needed it, here’s a link to Facebook.

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