Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines this week because of his decision to add organ donor status to the popular social network’s profiles. His goal is to encourage more people to sign up as donors and give the gift of life to people who are waiting for transplants. Unfortunately, the organ donor feature can be a little bit hard to find if you don’t know where to look. Here’s how to become an organ donor or show friends that you are already an organ donor using Facebook:
Note that signing up for your state’s organ donor registry only makes your organs available for transplant after you die. It does not prevent doctors from trying everything possible to save your life nor does not involve donating organs while you are still alive. If you want to donate a kidney, a piece of your liver, or some bone marrow while you’re alive, you’ll have to join a different registry.