Medical emergencies come unannounced. Be prepared.
We all know the value of blood in a medical emergency. Whether it is accidents – road or any other type or a surgical intervention – every patient needs blood. When you need blood it is a matter of saving a life. And then nothing else matters. The blood banks in our city do yeoman service. So domany NGOs in collecting and storing blood. But often people run from pillar to post, just to get blood for someone dear. The blood they need is not available anywhere. At such situation, one feels so helpless. With an intent towards service to humanity, Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar in 2005 had launched “Mahanagar Bloodline” blood on phone.
Over the years, we now have a database of more than 20,000 blood donors. Even if blood is not available at any blood bank,MahanagarBloodline will find you a donor. And now, leveraging technology, Rotary Calcutta Mahanagarhas launched the “Bloodline plus” App. It is a need of the hour solution to bridge the gap between blood donors and donees. It was the brainchild of Rotary International President 2021-22 Shekhar Mehta who is also a member and Past President of Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar. It was his vision to leverage technology to ensure that patients who needed blood in times of a medical emergency should get connected easily with registered voluntary blood donors in close vicinity with just one tap on phone.It is a precious resource that can help to save lives, improve health, and promote a sense of community and compassion.
Bloodline plus App is available for Android and IOS devices. Currently the App is serving Kolkata users. Donors can voluntarily register and they can respond to save a life in times of need. The App accepts requests for blood and has a built in algorithm that searches for donors with matching blood group within 20 km radius of the hospital where the patient has been admitted. When donors receive notifications about the blood request, they can choose to come forward to save a life. The app then connects the donor & the done to complete the donation of blood – and a life is saved.
Rotary Calcutta Mahanagar
Ref: Ms. Aparna Biyani
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