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Indian Red Cross Society developed 'eBloodServices' mobile App

  • Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched the 'eBloodServices' mobile app through video conferencing, which is developed by the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS).
  • Highlights,
    - This application is developed by the E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing under the Digital India scheme launched by PM Modi in 2015.
    - This Blood Donation App is a prime example of how the Digital India Scheme is serving the need for accessing blood services. He added that many people require blood-related services 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.
  • How It Works,
    - 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.
    source: newsonair

Published On : 27 Jun 2020

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