‘eBloodServices’ Mobile App UPSC

eBloodServices Mobile App | UPSC


Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Indian Red Cross Society’s ‘eBloodServices’ Mobile App

      WHY IN NEWS:

Congratulates the Indian Red Cross Society for record procurement of 1,00,000+ units blood during COVID-19 crisis

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Health:Science and Technology : Application


For PRELIMS remember the application developers and the vision of this app ! That should suffice any Prelims question .

For MAINS do you think more such application should be connected with Primary healthcare centre too ?


Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare launched the ‘eBloodServices’ mobile App developed by The Indian Red Cross Society (ICRS)  

  • The Union Health Minister is also the Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society.

‘eBloodServices’ MOBILE APP

This Blood Donation App is a prime example of how the Digital India Scheme is serving the need for accessing blood services.


  • This application is developed by the E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) under the Digital India scheme launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2015.


  • “Many people require blood related services on regularly because of certain medical conditions in their families.
  • Through this App, four units of blood can be requisitioned at a time.
  • 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 at IRCS NHQ.”

WORKING OF ‘eBloodServices’ MOBILE APP :

  • REQUEST : 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.
  • SINGLE WINDOW ACCESS : This feature will make it easy for a blood seeker to obtain blood & shall bring the added advantage of complete transparency & single window access to the service.
  • EMERGENCY MODE : Red Cross has facilitated donation by voluntary blood donors by either providing transport or sending blood collection mobile vans for on-site blood donation.

Voluntary blood donation can be done by any person under the age of 65 years as many as four times in a year.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • At a time when the country is facing such a pandemic, the Mobile App will provide aid to all those who direly require blood.
  • Regular blood donation can prevent obesity, cardiac problems and many other ailments.
  • Blood donation is also a spiritual path by which mankind can be served.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | eBloodServices Mobile App | UPSC


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