HSA and Singapore Red Cross launches Singapore’s first blood donation app
Regular blood donations are needed for a stable supply to support the nation’s blood transfusion needs.
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) have launched Singapore’s first DonateBlood mobile app.
Called DonateBlood, it is part of the National Blood Programme digital initiatives in efforts to improve the experiences of blood donors by making their donation process more convenient.
Donors can now easily perform blood donation-related actions conveniently with their mobile phones and Singpass, such as retrieving their appointment dates, donation history and locate a blood bank.
HSA hopes that the app will make blood donation more seamless in Singapore.
Currently, only about 1.8 per cent of Singapore’s residential population are blood donors. Among blood donors, only about 40 per cent donate at least twice a year.
Regular blood donations are crucial to ensure a steady blood supply to support the nation’s blood transfusion needs.
“With the launch of this all-in-one DonateBlood app, we hope new donors will find it easier to become a blood donor and for existing donors to donate more regularly,” said Dr Ang Ai Leen, Group Director of HSA’s Blood Services Group.
Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of the SRC added: “By empowering donors with information at their fingertips, we hope to see more healthy individuals, especially youth, make blood donation a part of their lifestyles and galvanise their peers to support this lifesaving cause.”