Dot-Com Desk: Facebook Application To Find Blood Donors Fast

By: Sam Provenzano Email
By: Sam Provenzano Email

In times of need, having people donate blood is crucial.

Americans and Canadians donate about 40,000 pints of blood each day, but that number is still not enough.

Now a little help from Facebook could be the answer.

Takes All Types, a non profit organization is teaming up with the popular social networking site.

Facebookers just have to install the new application, tell it their location and blood type and how often they want to be contacted to donate blood.

If a shortage occurs, the organization will send out alerts to your Facebook account as well as by phone, e-mail and text message.

It will also send you reminders for regular donations.

Will you use this application? Do you think this is a good idea? Let me know!

E-mail me at or leave a comment underneath the story.

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