MIT students launch blood donors digital platform ‘Sociio Ichor’
Manipal, Oct 23, 2021: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) students in collaboration with KMC, Manipal launched a new platform- Sociio Ichor to connect blood donors with patients in need of blood.
The platform displays Live requests of the patients who require the blood and its components. The potential donor can register themselves in the platform to get connected to the patients in need.
Sociio Ichor has all the digital privacy measures in place to keep the donors’ and receivers’ information safe. While in the initial stage it concentrates on Manipal, in the future the team plans to spread across the nation and implement the blood delivery system.
MAHE Pro-Chancellor Dr. HS Ballal launched the Sociio Ichor platform.
“I am elated to participate in this program and launch this platform which I am sure will go a long way in meeting the blood shortage that we have in the country,” Dr. Ballal said.
“There is a saying in Kannada “Rakt Dana, Maha Dana”, which means ‘There is nothing greater than donating blood. It is heartening to see the students of MIT of the Team Sociio Ichor conceptualize and put this platform in action. I am sure this will be adopted by other students and social groups,” MAHE Vice Chancellor Lt General (Dr) MD Venkatesh said.
The platform created by the team is efficient and user-friendly. A registration form is available on the site which can be filled by donors willing to donate blood. This information is carefully handled by the team, making sure no privacy breach occurs. When a blood request is received, the donor compatible with the blood type of the patient is notified. If no donor is found, then a search for live donors is initiated.
The Sociio Ichor team consists of Manorath Khanna, Mohammed Dilshaad Uzair, Abhishek Gupta, Pratik Shewkani, Amulya Kollipara, Insha Manowar, Nivedita Singh, and Yash Aryan, each bringing a unique skill set to the table.
MAHE registrar Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Commander Dr. Anil Rana, MIT Director, Dr. Avinash Shetty, KMC Medical Superintendent, KMC Associate Dean Dr. Anil Bhat, KMC Immunohematology HOD Dr. Shamee Shastry, MAHE Student Affairs Director, Dr. Geetha Maiya, Director of PR & Media Cell SP Kar, Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Arun Shanbhag, MIT Joint Director Dr. Somashekara Bhat, Faculty Advisor Dr. Alapati Vittaleswar were present.