Working toward eradicating shortage of blood, starting from IIT Delhi has expanded to 20 cities.
Work and Achievements
According to WHO data, India faces a deficit of almost 3 million blood units per year, which wouldn’t be there if an additional 2% of the youth donate. Almost 234 million major operations in India require blood transfusion. That being said, the current level of awareness among people is severely low. So much so that just around 1% of the eligible donors actually donate.
To fight the current situation and bring about a change in the dismal scenario, BloodConnect was established in April 2010, by students of IITDelhi. True to our name, we work with the aim of eradicating the shortfall of blood. To do so, we work in three main areas:
• Organisation of awareness events
• Blood donation drives
• 24x7 Helpline
In order to ensure the same, we establish a network of youth across the country to lead the moment. Spread across 20 cities, with a strong network of over 300 students, we have conducted over 270 blood donation camps, reached out to over 5 lakh people, collecting over 30,000 units of blood and saving over 50,000 lives in the process.
Having received felicitation by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on World’s Blood Donor’s Day, BloodConnect’s vision is a 360 degree solution to the problem of blood shortage, and we aspire to achieve same by the year 2030!
Fund Utilisation Statement
To organise blood donation camps and awareness events, improving helpline infrastructure, for expanding to new cities, and many special projects.