Facebook will help blood drives in the United States reach willing donors

Starting June 12, when someone in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, or Washington, DC indicates on Facebook that they would like to be a blood donor, nearby blood centers will be able to send them notifications for local blood drives. The feature is intended to help blood centers address chronic and seasonal shortages in their blood supplies.
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While everyone in the US is now able to sign up on Facebook to be a blood donor, only people living in those five cities will get notifications for upcoming blood drives. The rest of the country will have to wait a few months to start getting Facebook blood requests. Signing up on Facebook doesn’t guarantee that a user can donate; it’s simply…

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