Hyderabad techies help war-torn Yemen’s blood donation drive

A database of donors is an initiative of Hyderabad techies

An initiative from a group of techies in Hyderabad to prepare an ‘army’ of voluntary blood donors has found its resonance in the war-torn Republic of Yemen. The simple idea of cutting down the role of middlemen and directly providing contact details of persons willing to donate blood to desperate victims through a website has found takers in Yemen.

To meet the increasing demand of blood that could save precious lives in the Arab country, techies in Hyderabad have transferred the technology and concept to maintain a ‘live’ database of voluntary donors through the website (friends2support.org).

The website, which has amassed contact details of close to 1,50,000 voluntary blood donors across India in the last decade, has now started its operations in Yemen. The site founders are providing the technology, knowledge, operational support and guidance to locals for operating the donors list.................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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