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Over 80 thousand people have declared themselves organ donors on Facebook

Functionality allows users of the social network in Brazil decision can share with friends and relatives

 
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In the first month of the launch of the partnership between the Health Ministry and Facebook to encourage organ donation, more than 80,000 people declared themselves donors. Launched on July 30, the feature allows users of the media in Brazil about 40 million people to share this decision with friends and relatives.

The Internet user can add in your timeline is a declaration that donor and share your story about when, where and why he decided to make this decision. Like other personal data, the user can also choose who you want to share, control setting on your privacy. Information about organ donation may appear in the timeline of the user and profile description.

For the Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, reached number demonstrates the power of social networks to mobilize people who support the cause. This is another tool that will help our campaign to encourage organ donation. We need to make this idea is multiplied. In my profile, I already informed, to friends and family, my desire to be a donor, says minister.

Since 2009, the Ministry of Health uses social networks to get closer to the society, clarifying questions, receiving suggestions and working to improve the Unified Health System (SUS).

Facebook to express the desire to be an organ donor, just go to Timeline and click on Event Everyday. Then you need to select the health and well-being and clicking organ donor, after selecting the people who will have access to this information. Importantly, it does not replace the legal way that one has to go, it is the family that decides whether or not to authorize organ donation.

On 30 April, Facebook announced a new tool for residents of the United States and Britain. In the event that the feature was announced, representatives of social media highlighted the commitment to find ways to contribute to society and as a result, there was growth records. In Brazil, the feature was announced in the month July.

Source: Isaude.net
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