It all started when Kunal’s maternal grandfather met with an accident and was admitted to a hospital. He was in dire need of blood but in spite of being in a well-known hospital, there was a shortage of common type blood. Later, their relatives had to come forward to his grandfather.
“I was shocked to learn that in a country with over 65 crore eligible donors, we are not able to meet the yearly demand of one crore blood units. We are falling short by 30 lakh units!”
His determination set the foundation of ‘The Saviours‘ in August 2014. The organization works to arrange blood donors in case of emergencies. Everything started from a Facebook page and a tie up with a hospital. Initially, there were just 10 donors whom he connected with the people who were in need. But soon the count reached 500+.
You just need to post a request on their Facebook page or on the provided phone number. Their request team finds the right donors near your place and gets you in contact with them.
Kunal looks forward to flourish his organization and aims for its smooth working. He said:
“We plan to have the largest and the fastest emergency donor database in India and convert it into an automated web portal, where anyone who needs blood could simply find it by typing the location and blood group.”
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