Optimization of Blood Donation Activity Supporting a Smart City
The reported research aimed to decrease the distance between a person and the healthcare system regarding blood donation. The result is a web application developed for the healthcare system, in order to optimize blood donation process. There is an acute need of blood in transfusion centers. The first question is: “Why?”. Some answers could refer to the lack of education in volunteering or the lack of awareness, the fear of needles or of infections caused by needles, the difficulties of the donation process. These answers generate another question: “What can be done?”. A statistical analysis has been performed in order to evaluate participants’ attitude towards blood donation. It shows that there are many fellow citizens who want to help, but are not informed about this aspect, or they do not know how to do this. The application presented here can be of real help in encouraging people to donate.
Blood donation, Web application, Statistics