Neighbourhood Technology Desk: June 14 marks the World Blood Donor Day and is observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) worldwide. To help raise awareness of the shortage and the need for blood donations, social media giant Facebook has launched a blood donation centre in India People who visit ‘Blood Donations’ on Facebook can also sign up to be a blood donor and get notified directly when there is a need for blood nearby. The Blood Donations centre can be accessed from the explore menu on the device.
Facebook has also announced its partnership with organizations across India, including the National Blood Transfusion Council, a division of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Giants Welfare Foundation. Under the partnership, it seeks to set up over 2,000 blood donation events on Facebook this month. These events will also feature in the new Blood Donation center.