NEW DELHI: With an aim to enable
health minister Harsh Vardhan
on Thursday launched ebloodservices App, in partnership with the Indian Red Cross Society, for easy access to blood needed for transfusion.
"This is like placing request for blood right at your doorstep. I received several complaints over the past few months from people on lack of access to safe blood, especially from those people who need regular
owing to their chronic blood disorders. It will be beneficially in these corona times when travel has become a problem and those needing blood may not be able to go from one
to another," the minister said while launching the app.
This app is developed by the E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) under the Digital India scheme. 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.