Mr. Bijendra from Odisha
Mr. Birendra and his wife Archana, who was facing some serious complications in her pregnancy, came to Delhi from their hometown in Odisha with the hope of receiving proper treatment and medical care during childbirth. For the medical procedures they were required to arrange for blood. Despite her blood group being B+ (a very common blood type), they were unable to arrange any as they had no family in the city. It was through a friend Mr. Birendra got introduced to BloodConnect. Through BloodConnect, they not only received assistance in arranging for Blood but also got guidance and support from the workers of Sapna NGO (one of the collaborating organizations) working at that hospital. Post her treatment Archana is in much better health and the couple is blessed with a new born daughter. They were very grateful for the timely help and now truly realize the importance of blood which has no substitute.
Saurabh Gupta, Student, IIT Delhi
“My cousin was admitted in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital two weeks ago as Typhoid had struck him. His platelet count was very low and we needed O+ blood urgently. I knew of the BloodConnect Organization through my friends and I raised a request for blood (on their website). I was very happy to hear from them right after I filed the request and BloodConnect arranged for a blood donor after I shared all the details. Eventually my cousin regained health. I would thank the BloodConnect team for their quick and healthy response. Keep working hard. And if any help is needed in future, I am always there to help.”
Mr. Vishal Misra
Vishal Mishra met with an accident in 2008. In 2009, he was referred to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi for treatment for the injury on his right leg. He was advised an immediate surgery for which 2 units of Blood were required. They were unable to arrange for blood as they did not have any family or friends in the city. Hence they approached and were helped by BloodConnect. In his own words, Vishal Mishra expresses his views, “Even if a person is your relative, he/she generally backs out and avoids donating blood due to myths and lack of awareness about Blood Donation. It’s the youth’s greatness and sheer enthusiasm that they are willing to donate voluntarily and for a noble cause. Voluntary Blood Donation is very important since many people come from far flung and backward areas of the country to just receive treatment in Delhi.”
Mr. Atar Singh from Agra
Mr. Atar Singh was brought to the Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi for treatment of severe burns caused by an accident back home. He required blood for his treatment. The irony of his situation was that his own mother and brothers had donated blood a few weeks before someone, and hence could not help him. BloodConnect assisted by arranging for donors. Atar Singh describes the cause as “Voluntary Blood Donation is one of the most significant things a persona can do to help others.” Back in Agra, he is associated with many Social Service Activities.