The following is an excerpt from Chenda Ngak | May 2, 2012 | CBSNews.com |
(CBS News) Organ donations saw a spike after Facebook added a feature to Timeline Tuesday that allows users to register to become organ donors. Facebook users who are already organ donors can add that information to their timeline.
Results from the launch are staggering. Within hours of Facebook’s announcement, the registry Donate Life California reported donor signups increased by 800 percent compared with Monday. By 5 p.m. PT, the number of signups grew by 1,400 percent, the organization reported on their Facebook page.
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