Blood transfusion is a medical procedure that has saved a lot of lives. Starting from the 17th Century, 1665 to be precise, when a physician Richard Lower kept dogs alive by transfusing blood from other dogs, blood transfusion is now a life saver. It cuts across all societies and people, be they accident victims, anaemic patients, women who have just given birth and haemophiliacs have all benefitted from this lifesaving innovation by medical science.
Nigeria is not left out of this innovation. Many Nigerians have been saved from the cold hands of death by blood transfusion. Unfortunately, some have died because there are not enough blood banks in the country and not all hospitals have pints of blood at hand for accident victims. It is with this in mind that Clear Code Labs came up with a new app, MedInfo.
MedInfo is an app that lets you locate blood donors in whatever part of the country you live in. It is a user-friendly app and you need no special education to be able to use and enjoy the benefits of this innovation. To use, you simply download MedInfo from Google play store and install on your phone. Afterward, you open the app and you will see a login page. Click on Or Create An Account. You will be led to a Register page where you will be required to enter your mobile phone number in international format (+234) and your phone number. Enter in your name, blood type (Whether O+, O-, A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-), Location, Password and click on the Sign Up button. You will be led to a page that will ask for the verification code sent to your phone. Once you enter it, your profile will show up and you will be asked to choose your location.
That’s all there is to being a blood donor in Nigeria. Please feel free to share this information with your circle of acquaintances and share your thoughts in the comment section.