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Mohamed commented on Incentivizing blood donation

Saif Ali 

While I do intend to allocate a reasonable budget towards early-stage marketing and establishing partnerships with key corporate partners to boost sign ups, I also intend to work with agencies with existing donor databases to reach the goal of first 100 donors in a more efficient manner.

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Mohamed commented on Incentivizing blood donation

Hi Peizhi Lee , Saif Ali ,

That sounds quite interesting. I imagine it is possible to ease the donor signup process by automatically fetching basic stats (health/weight/etc) from the Health Apps.

Could you please elaborate more on how you envisage the integration of blood donation with Samsung/Apple health apps? Appreciate your comments! :)

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Mohamed commented on Incentivizing blood donation

Hi Saif Ali  , thanks, your comments are very welcome!

The donor data does aim to capture the height/weight, contact details, and donation history.

Once we have this data, it is simply a matter of allowing appropriate access - to donors, recipients, blood banks and collection centres - and in case of emergencies, to disaster relief agencies.

SMS is certainly a neat idea. At this stage, I wish to maintain a strong focus on the app's core functionality of connecting users, and ensuring simplicity of use in the common usage scenarios.

But certainly, once the data is collected and made available, the option certainly exists to use SMS or any other available communication tool to reach out to donors!