Hotline: 1800 102 2007
Hotline: 1800 102 2007
Sep, 29 2017

Feature will connects blood donors and blood banks with those seeking blood

Facebook users in India will be prompted to edit their profiles to sign up as blood donors. They can choose to keep this information private or public

Feature will connects blood donors and blood banks with those seeking blood

Facebook will roll out a new feature next month to connect blood donors and blood banks with those seeking them. The feature, said Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, was conceived by Indian product developer Hema Budaraju as part of an internal hackathon.

Zuckerberg wrote in a status update announcing the new feature "It can be hard to find a donor or donate to someone outside your network. So we 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 users in India will be prompted to edit their profiles to sign up as blood donors. They can choose to keep this information private or public. When individuals or organisations are in need of blood, they will be able to create a special interactive post requesting the same. Generating this post will notify donors in the area who can then contact the requestor over Facebook, Messenger or on WhatsApp.

In the note announcing the new feature Budaraju along with Facebook's head of programs in south Asia Ritesh Mehta said that ”shortage of available blood in hospitals and blood banks can "high-stress situations as people try to find blood donors on their own."

sharebtn
Comment
user
email
mobile
address
star
Related opportunities
  • We are a foremost manufacturer of Hair oil, Cool Hair..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 2010
    Franchising Launch Date 2010
    Investment size Rs. 10000 - 50000
    Space required 100
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type -NA-
    Headquater Delhi Delhi
  • Quick Service Restaurants
    About Us: PapaLouie’s Pizza is now on the mode of developing..
    Locations looking for expansion Gujarat
    Establishment year 2019
    Franchising Launch Date 2019
    Investment size Rs. 30lac - 50lac
    Space required 1800
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Ahmedabad Gujarat
  • Bricks & Cement & Sand Supplies
    What we do We currently own and operate mines at various..
    Locations looking for expansion Haryana
    Establishment year 2017
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 5 Cr. above
    Space required 13068
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Faridabad Haryana
  • About Us: Foodies with mission to provide the society with highest..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 1980
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 200
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities