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Tamil Nadu Govt. tries to boost blood donations through Facebook

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 2, 2019, 6:29 pm IST
Updated Oct 2, 2019, 6:29 pm IST
The state government has directed all blood banks in Tamil Nadu to use Blood Donation feature on Facebook, to reach out to voluntary donors.
All banks have gone through comprehensive training workshops to on board them on to Facebook Blood Donation feature and have learnt how about how they can connect with donors on Facebook basis their needs.
 All banks have gone through comprehensive training workshops to on board them on to Facebook Blood Donation feature and have learnt how about how they can connect with donors on Facebook basis their needs.

The Government of Tamil Nadu, today announced that it has directed all blood banks in Tamil Nadu to use Blood Donation feature on Facebook, to reach out to voluntary donors.

There is a huge demand for blood every day all over the world. Acute shortage of voluntary blood donations can lead to lack access for many people to this critical lifeline. However, the Indian health ecosystem is undergoing transformation backed by digital technologies, helping in many ways in optimizing the process of blood donation.

 

The Tamil Nadu Government feels social media with its power and reach to connect people, can help to create awareness and enable voluntary blood donations. The State government has issued a directive to all blood banks and hospitals in the state to use Facebook blood donation feature, in order to bridge the gap between blood donors and nearby blood banks.

All banks have gone through comprehensive training workshops to on board them on to Facebook Blood Donation feature and have learnt how about how they can connect with donors on Facebook basis their needs.
Launched in 2017, Blood Donation Feature on Facebook connects people willing to donate blood with opportunities nearby. People can sign up as donors on Facebook and get notified when blood banks near post about their blood requirements. Blood Donation feature was first launched in India and is now available in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil and in USA with over 50 million people are registered as blood donors on Facebook.

This National Voluntary Blood Donor Day, you too can give blood and save a life. Want to find a blood bank near you? It’s simple, sign-up with Facebook and find an opportunity to donate blood today.

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