Thanks, Facebook: Organ Registries Got a Month's Worth of Volunteers in a Single Day

Now that users can announce their donor status on the social network, registries are seeing a massive spike in new registrations.

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Days after Facebook launched an initiative to promote organ donations, donor registries are reporting a major uptick in the number of sign-ups, according to ABC News:

According to stats from Donate Life America, a nonprofit group partnering with the social network, California alone witnessed a 700 percent increase over the number of volunteers on a typical day.

Ten states said they'd gotten as many new donors on the campaign's first day as they normally do in an entire month. That's an incredible figure.

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Brian Fung is the technology writer at National Journal. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and has written for Foreign Policy and The Washington Post.

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