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Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Organ Donation On Facebook Timeline

guillaume paumier/flickr.comFacebook is about connecting and sharing right?  You probably connect with your friends, family, your community and maybe even people you have never met before.  You share information about your  life, work, school, your interests. Now, today, on your timeline, if you are on Facebook you can share that you are an organ donor. Mark Zuckerberg once again is trying to change the way we do things.

Mark Zuckerberg noticed that last year, in Missouri, Facebook users tracked down and returned treasured mementos to families who thought they’d lost everything in the Joplin tornado.   He realized that today more than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions more around the world, are waiting for the heart, kidney or liver transplant that will save their lives. Many of those people will die waiting, because there simply aren’t enough organ donors to meet the need. Medical experts believe that more awareness and by simply telling people that you’re an organ donor, the power of sharing and connection can play an important role.

So starting today, you can add that you’re an organ donor to your timeline, and share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor. If you’re not already registered with your state or national registry and want to be, you’ll find a link to the official donor registry there as well.

I have been an organ donor since 2000.  I posted my story on my Facebook page’s timeline, and this is why I became one…

I don’t have any big story as to why I became an organ donor so many years ago. I just believe that a person’s essence does not lie in their flesh. I think a person’s essence lies in their spirit, their soul. It’s the things that make them who they are, their personalty, their ability to love, their laughter, their intellect, their sensitivity it is all contained within the spirit, the soul. After my body ceases to be of use to me, and my spirit and soul is ready to be free, it would be nice if it could somehow serve to sustain someone else who still has a “mostly working” body and more good work to do on this earth.

Look HERE to see how it works…

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