Posted on Sep 22, 2016

Keep the Blood Flowing

Blast Voicemail from Client Instant Access offers a reliable solution to the challenge of blood shortages

Nearly 12 million units of blood are used every year, and the lives of 4.5 million Americans depend on these transfusions. No matter what the circumstance, whether it is open-heart surgery, a serious laceration or a large scale emergency, hospitals are always in need of units of blood. A steady supply of donations is critical and individual donors are the key factor to ensure the blood supply is full and ready for any contingency.

However, of the 115 million people who are eligible to donate blood in the United States, only 6.8 million actually do so, often leaving blood banks, hospitals and medical personnel to scramble to keep up with demand. Client Instant Access (CIA) offers a reliable way to facilitate the process of soliciting blood donors to help maintain the blood supply. With CIA’s Blast Voicemail, blood banks, hospitals and other health care facilities can quickly and efficiently inform a contact list of registered donors that blood is needed.

The contact list for blood donors can be culled from many sources: blood drives, the Red Cross and other health care organizations. Donors have the option to opt-in to be alerted during a critical blood shortage, an upcoming blood drive, or a need of their specific blood type. This contact list can easily be organized by blood type and/or availability within the Blast Voicemail platform. Blast Voicemail’s high success rate also makes it certain that most donors will know about the blood shortage.

The efficiency of Blast Voicemail can lead to a higher volume of blood in the system at any given time. Blast Voicemail can get the message of blood shortages to potential donors as well. Of the over 100 million people who are non-donors, 17% said they “never thought about” giving blood. Blast Voicemail can reach out to this population using any contact list created from any source. Users can customize a message for this critical need.