Thursday, March 21, 2019 | ePaper
FBâ€™s plan on Blood Donors Day
In honour of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, Facebook is launching Blood Donations , a new center where people in Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Pakistan 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," said Facebook in a press release on Tuesday evening.
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, the press release said.
"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.