Green Shakti foundation, a New Delhi based NGO has launched Donor On Call, an Uber style app for real-time blood donor requests & fulfillment.
Donor on Call (DoC) mobile app is a technology based humanitarian service where matching blood group donors are located nearby the recipient on a real-time basis.
On raising a blood request, it locates donors physically present nearby at that time (last spotted) and notifies them. The donor can then accept and coordinate or in an SOS situation, the requester may call donor by touching a call button.
The objective is to minimize response time, reduce blood storage and refrigeration needs. As a result, saving precious blood from being wasted post expiry date. It illustrates a carbon friendly process of environment-health linkage- the donor being nearest can simply walk or reach within minutes.
Each donor is hence like a mobile blood bank.
Dr. Dharma Choudhary, a globally known hematologist and stem cell physician an alumnus of AIIMS, CMC Vellore and British Columbia General Hospital, Canada and heads a Marrow Transplant Center, provided assistance and mentoring with respect to blood donations for the app.
Pratap Chandani leads Green Shakthi Foundation, an alumni from IIT Bombay.
He collaborated together with IT professionals from India, Silicon Valley together and with medical professionals to build and launch this app.
Download DonorOnCall at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gslab.donor.
For more info, watch on YouTube “Donor on Call Case Narration” –
To volunteer for DonorOnCall, contact 0120 4332409, 9810253052. Or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.