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The project is a mobile phone application that aims at catering to the increasing demand on blood supplies. The features of this service have been adapted to tackle main challenges in blood donor recruitment and retention processes that result in low availability of blood.
What it does
It organizes the blood donor database in an efficient way for the donors, seekers and the blood banks.
It facilitates to blood seekers the search for a suitable donor when blood is urgently needed while simultaneously maintaining continual blood supply to blood bank.
How it works:
The project is designed to be implemented through two stages.
During the first stage, the aim is to tackle the challenge of finding proper blood donors and building up the database. The mobile app will be available on the App Store and Google play and promoted through social media.
The suggested system would allow potential donors to sign up for self-managed accounts in which they can edit their personal information and all details related to the level of commitment. The feature of having a self-managed account is central to the efficiency of the system and to the comfort of the user. For instance, potential donors can choose the preferred means of communication through which they would like to be notified about any urgent blood need. This includes direct phone call, SMS, email or through any of the social media platforms.
Through it, the willingness of these donors to respond for urgent calls, in certain times of the day or week, would be [url removed, login to view] is done through pre-setting and customizing their schedule of availability, or choosing available preset modes (banning holidays, weekends, and night notifications for e.g.). Besides limiting the annual frequency of donations potential donors may wish to make, they can update their availability for donation by easily turning on/off the notifications, temporarily, in case of incapacity or recent donation has been made.
Moreover, the history of notifications and accomplished donations will be saved; this is greatly important in predicting the ability/willingness to donate as well in recognizing the committed donors.
Using GPS technology, certain features can be activated like restricting the donors’ availability to within nearby blood needs and giving driving directions to the destined blood bank.
The second stage will be launched after the app has gained popularity among users and the database comprised a good number of donors, thus proved its efficiency. The aim during this stage is to ensure a continual blood supply to blood banks who can become partners either in administration or for cooperation.
Potential blood donors can use the app to connect with the blood banks through which they can schedule donation appointments and get notified later for reminding.
It can be utilized and accessed through a website as well from a phone through a user-friendly interface. In addition, donors can sign up/in through their Facebook accounts, upload selfies to our Facebook page while donating blood, and promote awareness on voluntary blood donation.