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BloodConnect is an initiative taken up by motivated students from IIT Delhi and the University of Delhi. We are working to ensure that no person in Delhi (in the pilot phase) has to suffer due to the shortage of blood in the case of medical emergencies. The need for such an initiative arises out of the low number of regular, voluntary blood donors in Delhi.
We believe that no patient should have to search for replacement blood donors in the time of need. Blood banks should be fully stocked, and capable of supplying blood on demand. Towards this ideal, we conduct regular blood donation camps in college campuses and residential areas. This not only keeps the blood banks up to stock, but also helps in educating people about blood donation and dispelling any misconceptions they may have about it. Through blood donation camps, we have saved over 5000 lives!!
Until we can obtain this long-term goal, we would like to provide patients with a reliable source of blood in the case of medical emergencies. To this end, we run a helpline, over which patients can place requests for blood. If the request is deemed an emergency, we arrange for the requisite number of units of blood through our database of voluntary blood donors. 104 lives have been saved through our helpline till now.