Facebook helps Aussies donate organs

The US previously averaged about 506 new registrations per day, but since Facebook introduced the tool on 30 April, more than 24,000 people have registered to donate their organs, according to Donate Life America.

Mia Garlick, head of policy and communications for Facebook Australia and New Zealand, said the tool was designed to get people talking to their family and friends about organ donation in a bid to increase the number of registered donors.

"All the medical experts that we talk to believe that broader awareness of organ donation can help increase organ donation rates," Ms Garlick told AAP.

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