The Oklahoma Blood Institute is launching a wonderfully innovative new smartphone blood donation app that is designed to make it possible to enhance the special bond created between blood donors and recipients.
Blood donation has long been promoted as a fantastic way for people to support others in their communities, but most blood donors will never know who the recipient of their generosity was, while patients are rendered unable to direct their gratitude to a specific person.
This is where the Thank-The-Donor app comes in. This app allows patients to scan the unique barcode on their blood bag in order to identify their donors and say thank you. By enhancing the mutual bond between giver and receiver, the Thank-The-Donor blood donation app aims to add a human face to an anonymous form of service.