Lately we have witnessed major changes and unexpected actions and decisions of the Facebook leader and owner, Mark Zuckerberg. Among some probably instable or bad decisions like Facebook Timeline, Zuckerberg decided that Facebook should provide an option to share organs, meant to save people who are in desperate need of such an operation.
Actually what is the story behind the decision? Facts of how people live in the United States and how badly they are affected by the unavailability of donated organs was a major influence but Zuckerberg also had some discussions with his girlfriend how goes to college and intends to become a doctor. More or less, besides being influenced or not, the Facebook option is welcome to everyone.
It is common that young people die due to unexpected accidents and situations. Death, especially when not caused by a long fight with a fatal disease, may be caused by the following factors at younger people:
- work excess – the need of money may cause you not to know when to stop and your body simply fails to handle the situation
- car accident – very frequent
- heart attack – may have a logical explanation but other times it just happens
- stroke – also caused by massive amounts of stress occurring due to certain circumstances
While these causes are only some of the many, families with such tragedies need to understand that people die daily because they couldn’t get the required transplant. They need to understand that by not cutting the dead relative, he or she will not wake up to life, while by donating the healthy organs may save up to 3 lives or even more.
How does it work? Users from the United States and United Kingdom may now register as Facebook organ donors, so they are redirected to the local organ donation centers while it may be shown on the profile that the user has registered as a donor. However, privacy settings may be adjusted not to make this information public. Also, during the registration process, it is needed to also register to the donation center and enter all of the required information.
Of course, all other countries around the world are encouraged to make their decisions and provide their users the option to enter this same program, but in the country of residence. As we know, not every country will make this happen but for a start, it is excellent to have such an option.
Facebook has miraculously saved, found people, pets, objects and nearly anything. Well, if you click “Like” on a picture of a starving child, the child will still starve, but since many people use Facebook Timeline Cover, making some information go public will eventually help you and others. For instance, during a disaster, people who can’t find their family members may post information on where they are because you can never know when the other family member sees your post. Actually people in Japan have already used Facebook for such purposes and it worked as a charm! The same can be said about organ donations: share the information because you may never know who will be saved only because you made a “stupid” Timeline Facebook post.