Facebook has decided its half-billion users are ready to share more than just photos and videos online – they’re ready to share internal organs.
Social networking kingpin Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new plan this week to allow U.S. and U.K. Facebook users to register as organ donors on the site and perhaps find appropriate matches with patients seeking transplants. According to Zuckerberg, the late Steve Jobs helped him concoct the idea after Jobs received a liver transplant in 2011.
Current Facebook users who are already registed organ donors can now add that information to their personal pages. Timeline information is publicly available even when a user is not signed on, so patients and medical personnel can browse the myriad profiles on Facebook at all hours of the day to find matching donors.
Zuckerberg’s little tech company is currently busy readying its initial public stock offering. Financial professionals estimate that the company will be valued at around $100 billion.