Healthians launched blood donation service
Healthians has launched a free service on its app to encourage blood donation to save lives during this pandemic
With growing fear and uncertainty, blood donations have rapidly fallen. Keeping this crisis in mind, Healthians, India's largest doorstep health test provider, has launched a free to all service on its app to connect blood donors with the receivers and their families in need.
Healthians started this noble service after realising the fact that over 80,000 blood samples get collected by them in a month. The recently launched platform by Healthians can be a boon for those in need of blood donation due to medical or accidental emergencies, even if just 10% of the people using Healthians service give their consent to become a donor. The service includes a free blood group test and requires the consent of a person to become a donor. Once the results arrive back from the lab, a consenting person gets added to the donor list, and any user in need can reach out to donors either by direct contact or via the app.
"The whole idea started with a thought that we have been collecting thousands of blood samples every day since last few years, the few ml of blood which is today collected for a purpose of doing a diagnostic test could have another meaningful contribution to the society at large by agreeing to be a Donor without an extra effort. This was itself so motivating that we started working on it,” said Deepak Sahni, founder, Healthians.
Many medical services and personnel are under high stress and stretched to their limits due to the pandemic. People, in general, are reluctant even to seek medical attention for their health. So, keeping an expectation from the populace to donate blood voluntarily at hospitals is unrealistic and highly improbable. To tackle this scenario, Healthians has fast-tracked its plan of integrating blood donation services in its app. This service will bring a sigh of relief to those who might require urgent donation and will save many lives.
The process of connecting the donor to the receiver is very straightforward. Healthians phlebotomists take the consent of the patient for agreeing to be a donor and add a free blood group test for the customer who consents to be a Donor. Post sample results, the Donor is added to the list with a verified blood group
Anyone using the Healthians app who might need blood donation can raise a request for a specific blood group and give their details. The app will automatically connect the receiver to all nearby donors via chat or phone almost immediately.
This service has registered over 1,480 donors with over 41 requests has been raised for the requirement of 100+ units of blood in just a week from its launch, and Healthians is hopeful that these numbers will see a parabolic rise in its adoption by their users. As an add-on, the user will also get a free blood group test and has complete control of their privacy. A donor has the option to either directly contact the receiver or to be contacted only through the app once the receiver consents to help.