On April 5, Italy’s “blood donation day,” the Italian Red Cross constructed an advanced medical post using funds generated through a crypto fundraiser.
The Italian Red Cross has raised nearly $32,000 through cryptocurrency donations in less than one month. Roughly $22,000 has been used to finance the construction of the initiative’s first advanced medical post in the town of Castel Gandolfo near Rome.
The funds were spent by the initiative to purchase a pneumatic tent that will house the medical post, in addition to other materials. The tent was erected during Italy’s "blood donation day" and used as a screening station for pre-donation medical examinations. “With great pleasure, we reached the first main milestone of our fundraising, said Bruno Pietrosanti, the president of the Italian Red Cross. “We are happy to have turned the received donations into a tangible aid and we are excited to have received so much help from the Bitcoin community,” he added.
Davide Menegaldo, COO of Helperbit — the firm that set up the Red Cross’s crypto campaign — said that the blood donation days will take place on at least a bi-weekly basis for the next four months, with the next event scheduled for April 19.
Menegaldo adds that the “Red Cross team plans to deploy further equipment bought with bitcoin donations” ahead of the next event.” As of press time, the initiative has raised more than 4 Bitcoins (BTC) or 113% of its second funding target in total. Over $10,000 is still pending usage.
After smashing its first goal of $10,700 in just three days, it only took another two weeks for the campaign to exceed its second goal of nearly $26,000 — with the Red Cross continuing to receive donations.bitcoin crypto cryptonews cryptomarket btc altcoin bitcoins cryptocurrency xrp ripple eth ethereum ltc litcoin trx bch bnb cash stocks stockmarket billionaire blockchain forex coinbase binance bitcoinwallet