CCSS will send notifications by Facebook when they urge Blood Donors

Alerts reach those who voluntarily register as donors in the social network

Through an alliance between Facebook and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), people who voluntarily register as blood donors on the “Blood Donations” page, will receive a notification on that social network when donations of the vital liquid are urgently needed.

According to Dr. Carlos Villegas, director of the National Blood Bank of the CCSS, blood is always needed and the implementation of this alert will help them reach out to citizens who are willing to donate through technology.

TIP: Get our latest content by joining our newsletter. Don't miss out on news that matter in Costa Rica. Click here.

“Blood is always required for patient care and is only used for one condition: the risk of life or death of a person. Having the necessary amount implies giving the country the assurance that we can attend to people who require it for surgery, a traffic accident, or pregnant women who require a blood component”, explained Dr. Villegas.

The functioning of the option in the social network

According to the CCSS, when their hospitals require donors, they will be able to make special publications on their pages that will allow them to have contact with potential donors. For people between the ages of 18 and 65 who sign up voluntarily, their donor status will be private by default. Likewise, they will be able to consult in the Facebook option the opportunities to donate.

As of today, this option to register as a donor is available in 25 countries. In India and Brazil, 20% of the people who are part of the initiative assured that this social network influenced their decision to be blood donors.

Relocate to beach work remote
Resonance has been created to bring together a community of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, innovators, wisdom keepers, alternative thinkers, mentors and light leaders from all over the planet to bridge the gap between demanding work and living a lifestyle that offers the opportunity to live and work in an environment that is nourishing and supportive.

LIKE THIS ARTICLE? Sign up to our newsletter and we will send you updates of our latest content as soon as they are available. Click here.

VIAGuillermo Agudelo
SOURCEMarianela Sanabria
Previous articleThe Future of Employment and the “Green” Revolution
Next articleLaura Chinchilla Wins 2020 WPL Trailblazer Award
Creating a Conscious alternative news network that we feel the world needs. Pura Vida!