Facebook to promote organ donation

  • Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that the social networking site is looking to help solve the organ donation crisis by enabling users in the United States and the United Kingdom to volunteer as potential organ donors.

    More than 114,000 people in the United States and 10,000 people in the United Kingdom need an organ transplant.

    The Facebook organ donation tool allows users to go to their timelines and update the health and wellness section under the Life Event tab.

    Facebook has 161 million users in the United States. The company does not yet have figures on how many people have so far used the organ donation tool.