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Takes All Types Archive
NY-based Takes All Types has officially launched this evening after their demo at the February NY Tech Meetup. Takes All Types claims to be, "the first effort that uses social media to recruit blood donors nationwide". I’ve embedded their demo video below. FYI, the company is setup as a non-profit 501(c)(3).
The idea is simple: add the Facebook application and enter your blood type and location. Takes All Types keeps track of emergency blood needs around the country and if your blood type is needed in your location, they will notify you to go and give blood. Once you signup, you can download a card to keep in your wallet with your blood information.
There are two keys for this application to work: the TAT team must always have the latest information on needed blood requests and there must be enough people using the application to fill the local need.
The founders also suggest adding the application even if you can’t or don’t want to give blood because then you can share it with your friends.
It’s a refreshing idea after all of the poke, kick, piss, shoot, pluck and wiggle apps on Facebook.