Facebook expands its blood-donation tool to the entire US— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) October 15, 2019
Previously only available to people in NY, Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore, + San Francisco
Hospitals, blood banks, + Red Cross will all be able to put out requests for blood using the feature
Since Halloween is near, Facebook is now turning into a vampire. Lean in because Facebook “wants to suck your blood!”
Actually, there is a shortage of blood donations throughout the United States of America, so Facebook is now making access easier for people to donate their blood within the USA. Facebook has created a blood donation tool on its website.
On the site, a person that wants to donate blood would click on this tool that is located in the Tools area. After a person sends their information, Facebook would then connect that person with local hospitals or a local chapter of the American Red Cross in order to schedule an appointment for blood donation. Obviously, I would not participate on this blood donation tool because I do not want to add my blood type to the information that Facebook has gathered about me.
Another scenario that has popped up with this blood donation tool has already become a problem in India. The tool has become a conduit for a black market for blood donations in India. In the blood donation tool in India, people can request to have blood donated to them. As a result, people would then sell their own blood to those needing blood.