Warid Telecom has introduced the new SMS based service called Blood Bank Service that is focused towards serving the humanity and aimed at making blood searching easy and donating blood a very simple and easy process. It enables users to search for required blood group in a particular city by matching it with a database of registered donors for that city. A blood receiver can only get into contact with a donor upon the donor’s consent.
Service Mechanism For Donor
- Donor sends BLOOD in an SMS to the short code 2525
- Upon receiving a list of all blood groups, donor replies with his / her blood group details
- Donor will be asked to enter the city dialing code. e.g. 042 for users in Lahore, 021 for Karachi, etc.
- Once the process is complete, a confirmation message will be sent to the user with the details of the registration
Service Mechanism For Receiver
- Receiver sends FIND in an SMS to the short code 2525
- Upon receiving a list of all blood groups, receiver replies with his / her desired blood group type
- Receiver will be asked to enter the city dialing code e.g. 042 for users in Lahore, 021 for Karachi, etc.
- Upon receiving a list of donor IDs, receiver will reply with the required donor ID
- If the list is long, receiver can reply with M for more donor IDs
- Receiver’s request is sent to the donor, receiver gets the confirmation after donor’s acceptance.
Send HELP in an SMS to the short code 2525 for the help menu. Charges 20 paisas + tax / SMS.