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Facebook helping register organ donors

A new Facebook initiative may help increase the number of organ donors in the US.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University collaborated with Facebook to add a user's organ donation preference to their profile. When a user changed their status to organ donor, they were given a link to register with their state.

On the first day of the Facebook initiative, there were more than 13,000 new online organ donor registrations.

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