The "Panic Button App" is a different concept to blood donations...
Rather than depend on and use infrastructure to store blood, we humans are carriers of this life giving fluid and if willing to donate, to a blood bank (where minimum quantities can be kept in storage) - then we can donate when required and blood can be made available to needy persons, with least delay and the least stress on storage facilities.
Now, people can send a request anywhere, any-time to blood donors, that are just a click away.
This App helps provide the timeliest support to those in need of blood.
Putting the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.
Available for the iPhone & iPad (from the Apple iTunes App Store) and all Android devices (from the Google Play Store).
Download and install the "Panic Button App" from the "Apple App Store" or the "Google Play Store" to use this App. Click the icon (Figure. 1) to start the "Panic Button App".
Figure 1: Logo
You will always need to log-in to the App for the first time. For Android Devices, please use a Gmail account or prefer to use the default Android Gmail account. For iOS devices you can use any account. It will keep you logged-in till you log out. This is to allow use by multiple persons on a single device - if/as/when required. Ideally, you would use your own copy on your own device - as only the logged-in user will receive alerts and App messages! Please note this.
The first time you use this App, you need to "Sign-up" by clicking on the highlighted button shown in the Figure below.
The Sign-up connects your "Panic Button App" account and name to your email and phone number etc. So we can contact you when there is a request for blood etc.
Figure 2: Login form
Once you click the "Sign-up" button, a registration form is displayed, where you need to enter necessary details such as: Name, Address, Phone number, Blood type, Photo, etc. to fill up the registration form (Refer Figure 3).
After filling up the form, click "Submit" to submit your entered details.
*** For the iPhone App - there is a single Registration page - and no Profile+ Functionality. iPhone users please ignore the Profile+ Screens shown below - these are Applicable to Android users only. For your App - all user info is on the registration page itself.
Figure 3: Registration form
With some slower android devices in mind, the android registration page is purposely kept short (two part) to capture only the required user details (on the first form) and keep sign-up quick and easy. Later at your leisure, do remember to go to the "Profile+" Link/Page and complete your details there. *** Android users only.
Figure 3A: Go to the Profile+ Page
Here, at your leisure, you can complete your other details, that we'd like to have on the system for you. You can edit and/or update this information whenever you require
Figure 3B: The Profile+ Page
Following the registration page is a disclaimer page, you need to agree to, after which you can start using this App. That's how simple it all is!
Figure 4: Disclaimer page
You can now log into the "Panic Button App" using your email ID and password with which you registered earlier.
If you ever forget your password, you can use the "Forgot Password" functionality (Refer Figure 5 )
After clicking the "Forgot Password" button, you need to enter the email that you signed-up with and a new password will be sent to your registered email. (Refer Figure 5).
Figure 5: Forgot Password
After successful registration and login to the "Panic Button App" you will be directed to the app's dashboard. The dashboard displays four buttons: (Refer Figure 6)
1. Profile: On click of this button, you will be directed to the edit profile page (Refer Figure 8), where you can edit your account details.
2. Planned Medical Call: Click here when a person requires blood, but the requirement is not urgent. The Blood request sent out from a 'Planned Medical call', will be sent to 10 "Panic Button App" users from the requesting area code.
3. Emergency Call: Click here when a person requires blood and the requirement is urgent. The Blood request sent out from an 'Emergency Call' will be sent to all "Panic Button App" users from the requesting area code.
4.Help: On click of the "Help" option, you will be able to view the "Help Manual" for the "Panic Button App".
Figure 6: Dashboard
Figure 7: Menu drop-down
More about the options:
a) Name of the user: Clicking the first option of the drop down menu (i.e. your name) will allow you to edit your profile. Once your done updating/modifying your account information, click submit to save the details. (Refer Figure 8)
Figure 8: Edit profile
b) Dashboard: On click of this option, you will be redirected from the current page to the dashboard. (Refer Figure 6)
c) Emergency: Same as "Emergency Call" discussed above.
d) Information: This option will provide you information on various blood group types along with the receivers and donors chart.
Figure 9: Blood information
e) Planned Medical: Same as "Planned Medical Call" discussed above.
f) Update Password: This option allows you to update your password. Follow the screen instructions and fill in the required details. (Refer Figure 10)
Figure 10: Update password
g) Help: Same as "Help" option discussed above.
h) Logout: Clicking the logout option will log you out from the "Panic Button App", you will no longer receive any notifications/updates related to the App. In order to receive the same, you will have to be logged in (Refer Figure 11).
Figure 11: Logout page
The highlighted icon in the figure below is the dashboard/home icon, clicking this icon, will get you to the dashboard.
Figure 12: Home icon
There are two types of calls for blood donors:
a) Planned Medical Call: In order to request blood through 'Planned Medical Call', you need to fill in a form (Refer Figure 13). You must enter your current and correct pin code, i.e. the pin code of the place you are currently at, similarly, enter the hospital pin code and the required blood group type, next, click "Ask for blood". A blood request will be sent out to 10 Panic Button App users belonging to those particular area codes.
Once the blood request is sent out successfully, you will receive the following confirmation text: "Blood request sent successfully" (Refer Figure 13).
Figure 13: Planned medical page
If there are no users matching your blood request, you will receive the following text: "No matching users found" (Refer Figure 14).
Figure 14: Planned medical page
b) Emergency Call: In order to request blood through 'Emergency Call', you need to fill in a form (Refer Figure 15). You must enter your current and correct pin code, i.e. the pin code of the place you are currently at, similarly, enter the hospital pin code and the required blood group type, next, click "Ask for blood". A blood request will be sent out to all Panic Button App users belonging to those particular area codes.
If the blood request is sent out successfully, then the user gets the following message: "Blood request sent successfully" (Refer Figure 15).
Figure 15: Emergency page
If there are no users matching your blood request, you will receive the following text: "No matching users found" (Refer Figure 16).
Figure 16: Emergency page
Note: The request for blood is restricted to 1 Blood Request per day (Planned call as well as Emergency call). This restriction is to prevent anyone from asking for blood repeatedly. After 24 hours you may send requests again.
When a blood request is sent out to "Panic Button" App users, you will receive a "Panic Button" pop-up notification as shown below (Refer Figure 17). Clicking on this pop-up will lead you to the "Panic Button App" where you will have to click the "blood drop icon" - present at the top right of the page - in order to view the details of the notification.
Figure 17: Notifications counter
On click of the "blood drop icon" the following notification page will appear (Refer Figure 18). Shown below is an example of "AB+ blood required".
Figure 18: Notifications page
10.1) Blood Required: When you open the notification, a similar page will appear (Refer Figure 19). If you wish to donate blood, select "Yes", else "No". If you have selected "Yes", you will have to contact the person who sent out the blood request within 24 - 48 hours, as, after the specified time limit the blood requirement will be called off.
If you are busy with other tasks at hand, do not worry, the App has an option which will give you a reminder later, all you will need to do is click the "Remind me later" button. You will then receive another blood requirement notification after 8 hours.
In case you have donated blood in the recent past, click "I have donated recently" option, you will not be contacted again for the next 3 months for any type of blood requirements.
Figure 19: Blood requirement
10.2) Blood donation confirmation: After 24 hours and before completion of 48 hours, a confirmation notification will be sent out to you confirming your status with regards to blood request you received.
If you have donated blood then click "Yes", if not "No".
Figure 20: Have you donated blood message
10.3) Blood received confirmation: Once you have confirmed your blood donation, the person who requested blood will receive the following confirmation page (Refer the Figure: 21). This is done to check if the requester has received blood from you on that particular date.
Figure 21: Have you received blood message
10.4) Congratulatory message: After you donate blood and the person who requested blood has confirmed the same, you will receive a congratulatory message. You will be rewarded with a gift hamper for your act of kindness (Refer the Figure: 22).
Figure 22: Congratulatory message:
Note: The person who donates blood once, will not be contacted again for the next 3 months as per the blood donation guidelines. So, the "Panic Button App" won't be sending out any notification messages to this particular user for that time period.
10.5) Cheering message: The below "Cheering message" (Refer the Figure: 23) is sent out to all the users of the "Panic Button App" after any blood donation act is completed. This is to motivate the donors to keep donating blood and making a difference in people's lives.
For more updates on a particular blood donation done, users can visit the SID website by clicking the link provided. On the website, the donor's photograph will appear and the users will be able to see and read more about blood donation.
Figure 23: 3 Cheers
"You don't have to be a doctor to save lives, just donate blood."
Enroll to save others, in time, you'll be saved - "Panic Button App"
*End Note* For the iOS and Android Devices.
This help system (manual) is common to the iOS and Android Apps. Differences where they exist are clearly mentioned. In some places where the entire functionality is the same, you may see screens which are slightly different from the one you are using (or used to). This is because, in the endeavour to keep the help system to the smallest size possible (easier and more convenient downloads on mobile devices with limited internet access, etc.) we have a common help system. The main functionality is intentionally kept identical for both the iOS and the Android platform.