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Facebook organ-donation option gives ‘an immediate spike’ to California registration
The Mercury News

What began as a freshman-year friendship resulted in Facebook’s announcement Tuesday that the world’s largest social network will offer help for the global shortage of donor organs, an effort that in its first day signed up tens of thousands of new donors and directed a surge of awareness at a growing problem. Nearly 25 years ago, Sheryl Sandberg and Andrew Cameron met at Harvard. Now the chief operating officer of Facebook and the transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital are teaming up with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to turn the social network with 900 million users into a powerful tool to save lives.