E-route to Blood Bank Society
A pioneering 36-year old society donned the cyber mantle this week. The Blood Bank Society, Chandigarh, one of the oldest philanthropic non-government organisation launched www.bloodbanksocietychandigarh.org last week.
The home page has
flash animations that take you to another page divided into eight
sections. The appeal to doctors’ section advises requisitioning of
blood only when it becomes absolutely essential. The site recommends
persuading the patient's family to donate blood themselves and not to
get blood from an unknown source.
What’s worth perusing is the section titled "Human Stories," wherein an attempt has been made to peep into the lives of some of the star donors and what prompted them to voluntarily donate blood. Now the society aims to tap the unexplored rural areas to spread the message of voluntary blood donation.
Plans are afoot to sell the voluntary
blood donation cards the e- way. Cards for all occasions can be ordered
online through this site. "Each card costing Rs 7 would go towards
organising blood donation camps, post blood donation care of donors and
spreading awareness of the need for voluntary blood donation," the
portal proclaims. —TNS