Mark Zuckerberg announced today, on his official Facebook page about the launch of a way to make it easier to donate blood in India. Facebook Introduces a New Way to Assist Blood Donations in India.
In his post Mark Zuckerberg stated:
In an emergency, people often reach out to their community on Facebook: asking for donors, organizing donation groups and checking local blood banks. Every week across India, there are thousands of posts from people seeking blood donations. Like many countries, India doesn’t always have enough donors to provide everyone with reliable access to safe blood.
In order to solve the problem to find a donor or donate to someone outside your network, Facebook worked with non-profit organizations, blood banks, and donors to build a tool to make it easier to give blood. Donors can register on Facebook and get a notification if a person or an organization nearby needs blood, and people who need donations can be connected to potential donors.
Facebook Introduces a New Way to Assist Blood Donations in India
This feature is a constant reminder for those in need that the earth is not such bad place to live. There still exist people who always willing to help, they just need the tools and information to do so.
Through the launch of this tool it may help people come together in ways that weren’t possible before.