According to a study done by Jefferson School of Population Health, 23% of hospitals in the U.S. report that blood shortage was a significant problem in their institution. Blood transfusions are need for patients all over the US. Without proper blood supplies, many patients’ lives could be endangered.
What it does
Red Brick is an web based app that aims to: •Increase users understanding of their own medical record. • Facilitate instant donation of blood, bone marrow, and other parts from the users straight to the patients through the hospital system.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
The biggest challenge was time.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are very proud to have created an app that has the potential to help millions of people across the us.
What I learned
Learned to work with people online to complete this online Hackathon.
What's next for Red Brick
We hope to first test our app through Stony Brook University Hospital’s blood bank and the students within the university to see if the app can efficiently facilitate blood donation to the blood bank. We want to increase supplies of blood while at the same time decrease spoilage. If the test is a success, we aim to promote our app to other New York hospitals. In the end, we want every hospital and blood bank to adopt our system.