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Blood Samples


Organization and management tool for future bone marrow donors to prepare them for donation day

Bone marrow donors must follow a specific protocol in the days prior to the donation to be eligible for donation on the scheduled day. It can be difficult for the donor to remember and follow all of the tasks they need to do daily before the procedure. As a result, on the day of the donation, the medial staff might find out something was not done correctly and the donor is not eligible to donate. In this situation, the donor and patient unfortunately must return home frustrated, without the procedure being done.

 How can we reach the donation day with maximum chances that the medical procedure will be carried out?
How can we make donors remember to follow all the guidelines while simultaneously updating the hospital on the donor’s health with the use of minimum resources?
The Challenge

An automatic messaging application (chat-bot) operated by the staff of the Bone Marrow Donations Department. The app sends reminders to the bone marrow donor about the tasks they need to perform in order to maintain their eligibility.

Notices are sent beginning days prior the donation until a single day after the donation. The donor responds to questions and tasks sent to him or her by predefined answer buttons. The donor’s responses are saved in the management system for follow-up.

If the donor does not respond to the messages, the system activates an automatic “snooze”. 

If the response from the donor requires treatment or rejection of the donation, the staff is immediately notified that they must contact the donor and the issue is dealt with promptly as opposed to on the day of the donation.

Our Solution
In Partnership With
Ofra Alkobi and the staff of the Hadassah Ein Kerem Bone Marrow Donation Database

This product is developed by Hilma

Hilma is an NGO founded by high-tech executives in 2018 to make Israel a global leader in social high-tech (Social-Tech).

Hilma develops technological solutions in the fields of health, education, and welfare. The primary focus is on disadvantaged populations and people with disabilities and instituting technological and social leadership among young populations.

Hilma develops technological solutions for the target populations of nonprofits, hospitals, and government ministries.
This way, we empower both the disadvantaged and the disabled who use technological solutions and the social services providers in Israel.

Hilma has a vibrant development center in Jerusalem that houses 70 young developers

80% of them are women!

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