Wala means Life in the Ghanaian GA language. Wala is a mobile application that allows the National Blood Service, Ghana to educate the general public on the importance of voluntary unpaid blood donation and help demystify the myths surrounding it.
The App also serves as a platform to send notifications to potential blood donors on the importance of giving blood voluntarily and its benefits, and reminders to existing blood donors to continue giving blood regularly.
Wala was founded by BISA, a mobile health technology company in partnership with the National Blood Service Ghana.
Blood donors who use the application receive daily health tips to improve their lifestyles and blood services updates on issues surrounding giving blood to save lives. They have answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about blood donation and information on locations/times of upcoming and on-going blood donation events through the application.
The National Blood Service, Ghana and BISA signed a memorandum of understanding to partner in the development and launching of Wala, a blood donation mobile application.
BISA developed this project after several appeals over the years to the general public to give blood to help save the lives of victims of emergencies and disasters like gas explosions and fires, which result in the death of people and injury to many others.