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Health Ministry & Indian Red Cross Jointly Launches ‘eBloodServices’ App to Order Blood

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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches eBlood ServicesOn June 25, 2020, In order to save the needy from anemia in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched ‘eBloodServices‘ mobile app developed by the ERaktkosh team of C-DAC (Development of Advanced Computing) India for easy access to blood needed for transfusion.
The mobile app is an initiative of the
Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) with the aim of ‘Safe blood saves lives’ will be available in entire Delhi-NCR initially.

How the mobile app will work?

  • Needy people can register on this app and know where they will get blood as the availability of blood will be visible right in their phone.
  • They can demand up to 4 units of blood & the blood banks of the Indian Red Cross Society will wait for them for 12 hours. The order will be diverted to the next patient only after the original recipient fails to collect it within 12 hours.

Benefits:

This app will help bring transparency in the blood donation programme and reduce the trouble of those in dire need of blood.

Red Cross blood bank’s other initiatives:

Red Cross blood bank had launched blood donation camps by sending mobile blood collection units to various localities in and around Delhi NCR.
It has also provided pick and drop facility to voluntary blood donors.

About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State- Ashwini Kumar Choubey

About Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS):
Headquarters– New Delhi