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A Dark Side to Facebook’s Organ Donation Status?

I agree, mostly, with Art Caplan’s analysis of Facebook’s decision to add “Organ Donor” as a Life Event on their website. I agree that the DMV is about as poorly suited as a state organization could be to engage with citizens about the possibility of being an organ donor.  Facebook is undoubtedly the world’s largest megaphone for raising social awareness about issues–the media attention alone is likely to spur many Facebook users to think about being an organ donor, and maybe, if we’re lucky, to have a conversation with friends and family about it. Moreover, any activity on the part of social networks and major corporations to increase the number of organ donors worldwide is laudable.…

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