Mobile technology to transform ‘Blood Donation’ in Ghana

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Mobile technology is set to transform the nature and processes of

blood donation in Ghana.

This follows a partnership between Vodafone Ghana Foundation and Mpire

Info Business System, to ensure a healthy society through voluntary

blood donation with the use of a technological app – MoJa.

In the wake of several failed attempts to ensure voluntary blood

donation for therapeutic use in hospitals across Africa and the world

over, no remedy seems better than the MoJa App.

The app incentivizes individuals to contribute blood by providing free

access to qualified medical practitioners through live chats, virtual

clinics, daily health tips among others.

The cloud based app makes it possible for the National Blood Service

to replenish its stock, search, match and conveniently contact

interested donors in case of emergencies.

Donors who are brought on board through aggressive outreach and social

media campaigns, have access to the national database of volunteer

donors, to search and find their match in case of the need for

transfusion. MoJa donors are also encouraged to help recruit their

friends onto the platform to earn points.

Commenting on this, Nana Yaa Ofori-Koree, Sustainability and

Foundation Manager at Vodafone Ghana said:

"As a company, we are strong believers in the notion that poverty

should not be a barrier to quality healthcare. We find the MoJa app as

a major turning point in the drive to ensure Ghana's blood bank never

runs out. We will continue to support initiatives such as this, which

promote good healthcare for Ghanaians".

When successfully completed and in full use, the app will solve the

age-long problem of inadequate blood products needed for survival.

MoJa – a word in the Ga language that refers to blood – aims at making

sure that the blood bank is fully stocked at all times. The app will

accomplish this by ensuring that registered donors donate blood at

least every 4 months.

Enumerating the benefits of the app, Ernest Gavor, the founder of the

app and CEO of 233 Apps Limited said:

"This app will help the National Blood Service to bridge the gap

between demand and supply of blood; donors on the app can have access

to the National Database of Volunteer Donors, free medical tips and

many more".

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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