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.

About these ads

Entry filed under: Health, On Air. Tags: , , , .

5-7-12: Political Theater–in the Theater 5-7-12: County Budgets

1 Comment Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Podcast! Miss an episode of Maryland Morning? Podcast it here.

Keep up to date with our RSS feed.

What’s on Our Twitter

  • Bobby Donnie Plays The Bobby Donnie Songs is the 1st album from duo Stephanie Barber+ Joan Sullivan. Here's a preview ow.ly/KTgsw 10 hours ago
  • David Mitchell, founder of the Urban Arts Leadership Program, tells us what he’s doing to diversify the arts scene: ow.ly/KTfRe 11 hours ago
  • Do you know who Maryland’s newly appointed head of @MarylandDHMH is? Hear Van Mitchell’s priorities for the agency ow.ly/KTkED 12 hours ago
  • Bobby Donnie of @EhseRecords talk about collaborating and writing songs together on now on @WYPR881FM 15 hours ago
  • On now: We hear from Stephanie Barber and Joan Sullivan about their new record, Bobby Donnie Plays the Bobbie Donnie Songs 15 hours ago


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 71 other followers

%d bloggers like this: