Dhaka Bank Limited recently signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sandhani, a blood donation voluntary institution, and Exhort, a software development institution, for developing first ever blood bank management software and website in Bangladesh.
Dhaka Bank Limited handed over a cheque for Tk. 1.0 million to Professor Dr. Tosaddek Hossain Siddiqui Jamal for developing and implementing the software and supporting website.
Under this MoU, Dhaka Bank will provide full financial supports and services towards Sandhani Central Committee for successful completion of this project and its onward maintenance where Exhort will act as IT solution partner and will be fully responsible to provide all the technical supports for developing the software and supporting website.
Anyone can conveniently search for a specific blood type at any given time by using this supporting website. Moreover, through software part of the project, all Sandhani units across Bangladesh will be updated graphically about demand and supply of different blood groups; informed who is eligible to donate today and in subsequent dates with information of interested, flexible and non-interested blood donor; automate SMS to donor when they are eligible to donate and custom texts; AI-driven suggestion suggest them to do list according to supply and demand predictions.
During emergency the demand side of blood can easily search the required blood group in the supporting website and can easily identify in which location or in which unit of Sandhani has his/her required blood group, which will eventually increase the efficiency of the volunteers; reduce the chances of blood wastage due to blood short expiry date; bridge the available blood resources nationwide which will ensure safe blood and service efficiency.
One of the important aspects of this platform is that other volunteer blood donation institution can attach them under this platform whenever they want which will ultimately make a synergy effect in country’s blood bank management system.
Both Sandhani and Dhaka Bank expect that introduction of this digitization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for blood bank management will be a giant leap for our health sector.