Blood donation is considered to be one of the Noblest gesture of service to save a life at the time of crisis and need. Though there are number of blood banks in the country, still many suffer due to unavailability of blood as blood cannot be stored for long. Moreover, rare blood groups are always very difficult to procure and most of the time, blood becomes more costly.
A location-based app has been launched to connect blood donors with recipients in their locality.
The app — MBLOOD — currently available only on Android platform, which claims to have a network of over 27,000 users and a list of over 2,100 registered blood banks across the country.
“Our primary research with blood banks and hospitals revealed two major problems. Firstly, procuring blood is a costly affair. Also, blood cannot be stored for a long time and it leads to wastage of over a million units of blood. We have planned to add at least one million users to our network by December 2018. We have ensured the privacy of registered users. The details of the donor would not be shared unless they are willing ” said Sushil Lalwani, MBLOOD founder.
MBLOOD provides a unique community code to registered corporate houses, non-governmental organisations and institutions such as Rotary Club to notify them when a request is raised within their group. The app also supports free listings of blood camps and notifies users within a radius of 20 km.