A cup of orange drink and a few butter cookies aren’t the only thing you can earn when you donate blood. Foursquare recently introduced the “Blood Donor Badge” and it is available for you to unlock the next time you give blood. This fantastic new campaign isn’t the first time Foursquare has used their platform to promote social responsibility. Earlier this year Foursquare teamed up with MTV to promote the Get Yourself Tested campaign, CNN on a push for healthy eating, and recently to encourage voting.
According to the Red Cross, only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood and that every minute of every day someone needs blood. I commend Foursquare for their efforts in contributing to helping encourage people to give blood through this new initiative.
When you are at an American Red Cross Blood Drive giving blood add a shout to your check-in or by itself with a combination of the words “Red Cross” “blood” and “donate” to unlock this new badge.
Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare