Facebook Partners with Donate Life America to Help Save Lives

This morning, Facebook announced it has partnered with Donate Life America to save lives! Facebook users can now share their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor on their personal Timeline. To share your donor designation status, go to Timeline, click on “Life Event,” select “Health and Wellness” choose “Organ Donor.”  It’s that easy!

The LLF and The Johns Hopkins Hospital were instrumental in the development of this partnership, which has been in the works for nearly a year.  We would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Andrew Cameron, surgical director of liver transplant at JHH as well as Mark Zuckerburg and Sheryl Sandberg, from Facebook, for their vision in this project and realizing the impact Facebook could have in raising awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation.

Share this information with everyone you know and remind them to “like” the Donate Life Maryland and LLF pages once they’ve checked their donor status on Facebook or through their state registry, if they have not officially registered in their state.

Below are additional resources, along with media coverage of this exciting new partnership:
Step by step guide to adding donor status on Facebook
Facebook Post to share on your Facebook Timeline
Mark Zuckerberg’s Blog Post
Mark Zuckerberg’s Interview
NY Times Article

All ABC Coverage on the Initiative

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About Jennifer

Jennifer Gelman is the director of Communications for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. She is responsible for creating and executing educational and awareness programs for LLF’s donor service area, along with overseeing the company’s volunteer program, and the relationship with Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration. With nearly ten years of experience in non-profit and cause-related marketing, on a national and local level, Jennifer is focused on raising awareness and creating an open dialogue about organ, eye and tissue donation throughout diverse communities the organization serves. Follow Jennifer on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jennifergelman
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