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Facebook Adds Organ Donor Option in Canada

September 19, 2012 9:50 AM | News

Facebook has added a feature for Canadian users that lets them state they’re organ donors on their timelines.

Transplant Manitoba applauded the addition on Wednesday, saying it compliments its own website, which allows Manitobans to register to become organ donors.

“Since launching SignUpForLife.ca in April we’ve seen that much of the site’s success can be attributed to people spreading the word on Facebook that they have signed up,” said Dr. Brendan McCarthy, Transplant Manitoba — Gift of Life medical director. “Not only does this encourage others to register, but it also helps Manitobans share with their loved ones their organ donation wishes. The addition of this tool can only enhance this success.”

The Facebook tool first went live in the U.S. and U.K. in May, and has recorded more than 250,000 people registered as donors.

— Staff