“Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that his girlfriend and Steve Jobs were the inspiration behind a new, ‘life-saving’ Facebook feature that allows users to share that they’re an organ donor with their friends via their Timeline,” Killian Bell reports for Cult of Mac.

“The social networks hopes that the new feature will help spread awareness for organ donation, and encourage as many people as possible to donate,” Bell reports. “Users can specify when they became an organ donar and even tell the story behind their decision to donate.”

Bell reports, “During a recent interview with ABC News, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the inspiration behind this new feature came from his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who underwent a liver transplant back in 2009 before losing a long battle with pancreatic cancer last October.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]

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