Facebook users of Australian could be the next to enroll as organ donors through links to registries on social networking website. Users in the Britain and US can now sign in to share their body organs after Facebook initiates a tool that permits users to connect on a link to body organ donation registries.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive announced that this new element in an interview in the United States recently. Facebook said in a statement to AAP that the tool would be rolled out in other nations soon.
The statement said that, we will launch to further countries in the coming months and weeks, however we have not anything to share at the moment.
The fresh Facebook feature in the US and UK also permits users to share their body organ donor status along with friends, add when or where they registered and consist of a personal story, video or picture.
It comes as innovative figures on body organ donors from backing body ShareLife Australia which showed that the statistics of organ donors in year to March 2012 were somewhat lower than year 2011. The statistics, released recently, which showed 329 dead donors donated their body organs, as compared to 333 in a year to April 2011.
In starting of year 2012, number of donors was decline to 10 per cent, or 8 donors, as compared to the first 3 months previous year. Brian Myerson, ShareLife Australia founder and director said that, the newest results were disappointing given the $151 million (NZ$191 million) donation of Federal Government to reform package, which was introduced in year 2008.
Myerson told AAP that, unfortunately we are talking about almost no increase in the entire year. It is far beyond certainty that there has been no transform.
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