Facebook made a major announcement today on Good Morning America, making public a new feature which, according to Zuckerberg “will save thousands of lives!”
Facebook has many good, and yes some bad/annoying features. The ability to listen to music and share that music with friends, post/share photos and more and common to the Social Network. But today Zuckerberg takes things to a different level.
Harnessing Facebook Users to Save Lives
Facebook is bordering on the 1 billion user mark and with 114,000 people in need of an Organ Donor in the US the hope is this feature will help fill the need.
“The social network aims to tap into the 114,000 donors in the US and millions around the world, alerting friends and family that they are registered to donate their organs in the event of their death.”
“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. 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”