California gets boost in organ donors after Facebook update – as featured in the Los Angeles Times

Are you an organ donor? If you are, you can now display this information on your Facebook profile thanks to the company’s new initiative.

Starting May 1, users can specify if they are organ donors and share the story behind their decision to donate. All donation intentions and stories will be placed on the user’s Timeline. Facebook has also addeded a link to the official donor registry.

According to Donate Life California’s Chief Executive, Charlene Zettel, there are currently 113,953 people on the national transplant waiting list.

For more details, read the entire Los Angeles Times article. Michelle Maltais reports, 5/1/2012.