An app to connect blood donors, recipients launched
Users can also access blood banks based on their location
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 was inspired by the ‘on request’ cab model, according to a release.
“Our primary research with blood banks and hospitals revealed two major insights. 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,” said Sushil Lalwani, MBLOOD founder.
“We plan to add at least one million users to our network by December. We have ensured the privacy of registered users. The details of the donor would not be shared unless they are willing,” Mr. Lalwani added.
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.