Facebook status boosts organ donor registration; how to update yours - Washington Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The effect that the Facebook timeline initiative had on organ donor registrations in 2012 is the subject of this article published online via the Washington Times WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013.


A study published last week in the American Journal of Transplantation showed that Facebook's addition of an organ donor option led to an increase in the rates of registration across the United States. Extra information is provided on how this Facebook initiative came about, as well as why there was variance seen in the rates of registration.