DENVER, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies®, Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies® division has licensed eDonor® donor recruitment and retention software to Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center ("MVRBC") of Davenport, Iowa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The eDonor application has evolved to become a premier technology platform for donor recruitment, scheduling and retention. Community blood centers such as MVRBC view recruitment and retention of quality donor pools as a priority to meet local transfusion needs. MVRBC is community-based and wholly dependent on blood collections from volunteer donors. Once local needs are met, MVRBC assists a national network of community blood centers through a resource-sharing program.
Natalie Johansen, Community Relations and Development Coordinator for Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, remarked, "We asked the question, 'How can we better engage our donors?' This evolved into a program we call IMPACT because it highlights the tremendous impact blood donors have on the communities we serve. Our new Donor Loyalty Program is based on the user-friendly tools provided in eDonor's recruitment and retention software. eDonor allows us to easily segment our donor base and communicate with donors in a way that is meaningful to them. It is also an accessible donor tool that enhances the donation experience at MVRBC." Ms. Johansen continued, "Our staff was impressed with how easy the software is to use and how the reporting features will allow us to be more strategic with our recruitment efforts. We are excited about using its communication and blood drive campaign tools to grow our donor base."
The primary components of eDonor's product line unite flexible list management tools with multiple communication channels to increase donor retention and donation frequency. In addition, eDonor automates manual recruitment and scheduling processes to improve productivity and lower costs. eDonor also supports the development and deployment of sophisticated donor loyalty programs which further enhance a blood center's relationship with its donors.
Wm. Scott Dustin, Global Med's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, the Americas, commented, "We are very pleased to be working with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center's donor recruitment staff to help them increase donor participation and satisfaction. The eDonor platform delivers software and services to help Blood Centers such as MVRBC execute their donor recruitment strategies. It also improves organizational decision making by providing better information and advanced business intelligence."
About Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Formed in 1974, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that plays an integral role in the community's health. MVRBC has served the regional and national community for over 30 years, collecting more than 120,000 units annually in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri. Licensed by the US Food & Drug Administration and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, MVRBC is a member of America's Blood Centers, North America's largest network of nonprofit community centers, which collects half of the US blood supply.
About Global Med Technologies®, Inc.
Global Med Technologies, Inc. is an international healthcare information technology company which develops regulated and non-regulated products and services for the healthcare industry. As a leading provider of blood and laboratory systems and services, Global Med's products are deployed in 20 countries and serve over 2,100 transfusion centers, blood banks and laboratory sites.
Global Med's division, Wyndgate Technologies®, is a leader in software products and services for donor centers and hospital transfusion services. Wyndgate's eDonor® product offers innovative web-based tools for donor relationship management. Hemo-Net®, Wyndgate's remote hosting service, provides secure, economical solutions for healthcare organizations. PeopleMed®, Inc., a Global Med subsidiary, implements cost-effective software validation, consulting and compliance solutions to hospitals and donor centers.
Global Med's European subsidiary, Inlog, SA, is a leading developer of donor center and transfusion management systems as well as cellular therapy software, laboratory information systems and quality assurance medical software systems internationally.
For more information about Global Med's products and services, please call 800-996-3428 or visit www.globalmedtech.com.
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