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Turning around the Swiss organ shortage - swissinfo.ch

Turning around the Swiss organ shortage - swissinfo.ch | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report is about some of the measures that are being undertaken in Switzerland in order to improve the shortage of donor organs

In November 2012 it also became possible for Facebook users in Switzerland to state on their timelines that they support organ donation and to follow a link to order a donor card from Swisstransplant.

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Facebook Urges Members to Add Organ Donor Status

Facebook Urges Members to Add Organ Donor Status | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What is some of the commentary related to this historic Facebook announcement made this last week? What are some of the implications?

 

In a rare foray into social engineering, Facebook announced a plan to encourage users to list their donor status on their pages, a move that organ transplant experts are calling historic. This piece is from the New York Times.....


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Deborah Verran's comment, May 2, 2012 4:26 PM
This is groundbreaking as an example of using social media to promote a health message into the community