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Facebook looking to help raise awareness of organ donation

Amarillo, TX- More than one-hundred-thousand people are in need of an organ transplant, to raise awareness, Facebook is now encouraging users to make their donor status public.

Facebook users will now be able to disclose their donor status on their page in an effort to increase the amount of donors out there.

The Life Gift organ donation center in Amarillo says this could be the difference between life and death for many currently on the national registry.

Mia Hunter, a donation specialist says adding more donors to the national registry can save thousands of lives.

"There's about a hundred and thirteen thousand people on the donor waiting list currently and there's about 18-20 people a day who die, waiting for an organ donation and we are still about adding about 8-10 people a day as well," said Hunter.

If you are interested in learning more on how to become a donor, you can find more information at www.DonateLifeTexas.org.

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