Health

Health

Helping people get the help they need.

Our health features help blood banks recruit and retain donors, help identify health emergencies and provide resources and alert providers so people can get the help they need.

Blood Donations

  • How to use Blood Donations on Facebook

    Blood banks that partner with Facebook can use a variety of features that make it easier to recruit and retain blood donors. They can notify nearby blood donors when there is a shortage of blood types, spread the word about blood drives and blood camps, and drive awareness about the importance of donating blood.

  • Request specific blood types

    To make it easier for blood banks to maintain stable blood supplies, partner blood banks can create requests for specific blood types and platelets on Facebook. These requests go directly to people nearby who have signed up to be blood donors on Facebook.

  • Publicise blood donation events

    Blood banks can also create special events for blood drives and blood camps that notify nearby blood donors.

Suicide prevention

  • Reporting and resources

    We have teams working around the world, 24/7, who review reports that come in and prioritise the most serious reports, such as suicide. We can offer people who have expressed suicidal and self-harm thoughts a number of support options.

  • AI helps suicide prevention

    Last year, we began to use machine learning to expand our ability to get timely help to people in need. This tool uses signals to identify posts that may suggest when someone might be at risk, such as phrases in posts and concerned comments from friends and family.