Varsity develops app to facilitate blood donation

Posted on Aug 12, 2019

To make blood donation hassle-free, students of the JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, have come up with a mobile app. “Named ‘Boond’, the app will enable direct contact between blood donors and seekers, thus reducing the time and hassles usually faced in emergency cases,” said a spokesperson of the university.

He said people seeking blood won’t have to roam unnecessarily and would be able to come into direct contact with voluntary blood donors through the app. Though it has been developed on the demand of the Rotary Blood Bank Charitable Trust, Faridabad, he said anyone could use the app and avail its benefit. “Through this app, the users can register themselves as blood donors and seekers with their respective blood groups. It will provide real-time GPS location to the users,” said the spokesperson.

The university has announced to set up a data analysis lab to provide app maintenance services to the Trust. The app will soon be available on Google Play Store for Android users. It has been designed by Navdeep Kumar and Anisha Raheja, students of BTech (electronics) under the guidance Rashmi Chawla, assistant professor, department of electronics engineering. Rashmi said the app would be beneficial to those seekers who belong to very rare blood groups.

Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service
Faridabad, August 11