This application is developed by the E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) under the Digital India scheme.
Once the request is placed through the app, the requisite units become visible to IRCS, NHQ blood bank in its E-Raktkosh dashboard and this allows assured delivery within the specified time. This feature will make it easy for a blood seeker to obtain blood and shall bring the added advantage of complete transparency and single window access to the service, PIB stated.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan praised all the voluntary blood donors who have donated blood during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Red Cross has facilitated donation by voluntary blood donors by either providing transport or sending blood collection mobile vans for on-site blood donation.
“This Blood Donation App is a prime example of how the Digital India Scheme is serving the need for accessing blood services,” Dr. Harsh Vardhan said.
“Many people require blood related services on regularly because of certain medical conditions in their families. Through this App, four units of blood can be requisitioned at a time and the blood bank will wait for as long as 12 hours for the person to collect it. This app makes it easy for those in need to request for Blood units at IRCS NHQ. At a time when the country is facing such a pandemic, the Mobile App will provide succor to all those who direly require blood,” he added.
Later Dr. Harsh Vardhan presided over the Managing Body Meeting of the Indian Red Cross Society and lauded the efforts of IRCS.