Quick Read: Facebook Organ-Donation Option Gives “Immediate Spike” in Registration

A California organ donation network saw its online registrations jump 1,300 percent compared to the day before Facebook made its announcement.

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.

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