The Information and Communication Technology(ICT) Division has partnered with Facebook and Bloodman Bangladesh to promote the use of technology for better access to safe blood to save lives.
Most blood banks in Bangladesh have been experiencing blood shortages since late March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Especially with lockdown situations such a service is essential in saving lives.
Facebook made finding donors easier, including donors for platelets for dengue patients and plasma for Covid-19 patients. Since Facebook launched its Blood Donations feature two years ago, over 70 million people globally have signed up as voluntary blood donors. In Bangladesh alone, over eight million people have done so, till date. Bloodman is providing training to the hospital staff on how to use the Facebook feature in collecting blood from the nearest blood donors at the earliest.
ICT State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak lauded Facebook and Bloodman for their social initiatives to connect blood donors and seekers.
Anyone can register as a blood donor on Facebook by clicking