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World Blood Donor Day: Blood Donation Requests

To make it easier for blood banks and hospitals to maintain a stable blood supply, they now have the ability to create requests for blood on their Facebook Page, helping them reach nearby donors on Facebook.

Admins of approved Pages can create a special type of post that includes where blood is needed, a contact method for donors, and optional information such as the required blood type. People located nearby who have signed up as blood donors may receive a notification about the request and can easily respond if they are available to help.

Your Page must be approved to request blood. If your Page has not yet been approved, please submit an
interest form.

How to Create a Blood Donation Request

1. Create Post

  • From Android App or Mobile Browser*
  • Go to Facebook and search “blood donors”
  • Tap Find Blood Donors

2. Add Details

  • Write why you need blood donors
  • Under ‘Posting as’ select your Page
  • Select Hospital location
  • Add contact information
  • Add blood type needed

3. Publish

  • Tap Post
  • Your request will post to News Feed and nearby
    donors will be notified of your request

*Currently not available on desktop