Donor status like relationships status on Facebook? Correct. This is what Mark Zuckerberg announced today on national television, and will discuss more about this new organ donation program on “World News With Diane Sawyer”. I think it’s a huge step towards solving problems related to organ donorship, but what about the creepy factor that his is very private information? Think about our drivers licenses and IDs, what other facts will soon go public? And how will this affect us?
“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,” wrote Facebook in a statement. “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.” (Digital Trends)