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Macedonian Twitter Community Organizes Second Annual Blood Drive

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Macedonia, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Health, Humanitarian Response

A group of Macedonian Twitter users are organizing a blood drive on March 17, 2014, in Skopje. This is the second action event of this kind – the first took place on September 13, 2013.

Last time 102 people came to donate blood, of which 75 were allowed [to give blood]. Let's have twice as much this time!

Mobilization for the event is taking place on Twitter through hashtags #крводарители [2] and @krvodariteli [3] – meaning “blood donors,” as well as through a Facebook event page [4], Three [5] influential [6] websites [7], and various [8] bloggers [9] who are supporting the action by spreading word and distributing the event banner, whose design is also a donation by @banekoma [10].

Banner announcing the Blood Drive in Skopje, organized by the Twitter community.

Banner announcing the Blood Drive in Skopje, organized by the Twitter community. The event will take place in Dare Dzambaz on March 17, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.