An app to con­nect blood donors, re­cip­i­ents launched

Users can also ac­cess blood banks based on their lo­ca­tion

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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