Today, in support of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, we are launching Blood Donations on Facebook, a new center where people in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, and India can find opportunities to donate nearby. We are also running a campaign in these countries to raise awareness of blood shortage and the importance and impact of donating.
Facebook announces “Blood Donations”, a dedicated space on Facebook on World Blood Donor Day,
will make it easy for people to find related information to blood donation drives, requests, and nearby blood banks.
People who visit Blood Donations on Facebook can also sign up to be a blood donor to get notified directly when there is a need for blood nearby. To date, more than 10 million people have signed up and thousands of donations have been facilitated through Facebook.
Blood Donations on Facebook
We know that when donors have information and opportunities to give, they step up to help. But often donors don’t know where and when to donate. Blood Donations on Facebook shows people opportunities to donate in their city, including nearby blood donation events, requests for blood donors and blood banks. We have also made it easy for organizations to add requests and events to the center. People will be able to access Blood Donations on Facebook from the explore menu on their device.