Launch of Referral Programme at Manipal Hospital


 Panic Button – the innovative and unique blood donor app, recently launched its referral programme on 14thJune 2015 globally recognised as World Blood Donor Day. The campaign aimed at generating awareness amongst the people of Goa kicked off at Manipal Hospital over the weekend.The referral programme will require every individual participating to share 20 names as referrals to download the app following which the individual will qualify for a lucky draw to be held after a period of six months. The individual will be provided with a soft copy and hard copy of the referral sheet. Flyers of the same will also be distributed to various educational institutions to generate awareness about the referral programme. The lucky draw has attractive prizes for 35 fortunate winners, which will include a 55” inch flat screen TV, smart phones, power banks, selfie sticks and many more such amazing goodies.

David De Souza, Managing Director, SID International who have designed the app, “The Panic Button app is not a substitute to the normal blood donation method but is only trying to make the whole process of blood donation more convenient and meaningful to the receiver and donor. The number of people who will have the app will not guarantee all those in need of blood to yield the benefits. It is the quantity of rare blood type that will matter the most, and is also the key point to have started such an initiative. Thus the installation of this app is encouraged, to reach out to a large number of people who are in urgent need of blood.”

Launch at Manipal Hospital
Launch at Manipal Hospital

 

Dr. Shekhar Salkar-Chief of Clinical Services & HOD Oncology Dept at Manipal Hospitals Goa  on launch, “Panic Button app will bring about a revolution in blood donation drives. The majority of our population has a common blood group. At blood donation drives we tend to receive donors from these common blood groups. If the extracted blood isn’t used within a specific time it goes waste. This blood donor app will help to decrease this wastage of the precious life-saving blood. It will also aid in putting donors who possess rare blood groups to connect with each other. There is nothing better than saving a life through an application. Hope that more and more people use it.”

 

Dr. Shekhar Salkar Addressing the crowd
Dr. Shekhar Salkar Addressing the crowd

 

Media Coverage for Referral Programme….

Media Coverage for Referral Programme