Blood transfusions are required for the treatment of various diseases such as surgery or Thalassemia, for those who are injured in childbirth or accident, in plasma therapy of the Covid-19 patient, for Dengue, Cancer or any other complex disease.
Every year, about 118.4 million bags of blood are collected in the world. But the need is much greater. According to the Department of Health of Bangladesh, about 55,000 people die every year without getting blood in proportion to the demand. Voluntary blood donation has declined by 32% due to the Corona Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the World Health Organization’s 2019 statistics, 116.4 million people around the world donate blood. However, the rate of voluntary blood donation per thousand is 32.2% in high-income countries, 15.1% in upper-middle-income countries, 7.1% in low-middle-income countries and 4.4% in low-income countries.16% of the world’s population voluntarily donate blood. Since the end of 2019, the number of blood donations has been declining day by day due to the Corona Covid-19 epidemic. As a result, the demand of blood is increasing day by day.
According to the Department Of Health in Bangladesh, a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2013 revealed that about 4,00000 bags of blood are needed every year. In 2019, it came in 13,00000(1.3 million) bags. The demand for blood in the country has more than tripled in six years. Of these, 35%-40% are obtained from relatives of the patient, 15%-20% from volunteers and 15%-20% from professional blood sellers. The remaining 20%-25% or about 2,50000 bags of blood remain deficient. The amount of deficient and unsafe blood is about 40% or about 5,00000. About 55,000people die every year without getting blood in proportion to the demand.
According to the World Health Organization’s 2019 statistics, from 2008 to 2015, 11.6 million blood was collected from professional blood donors. According to experts, professional blood donors are mostly drug addicts. They regularly sell blood to raise money for drugs. It is dangerous to take blood of drug addicts. They have germs in their blood including Hepatitis, AIDS, Syphilis and many other diseases. After taking their blood, the patient survives but later suffers from a deadly disease.
The way to prevent this is safe blood circulation from a known person. The goal of the World Health Organization is to ensure 100% supply of blood through voluntary blood donation by 2020 and the journey of this application is to ensure 100% supply of blood demand during this epidemic.
The app can be downloaded directly from the website:- https://www.peyeci.com/apps
The app will soon be available on other platforms, including the Google Play Store. Blood donors can be found using this app. With this app, you can join as a blood donor, can also join as a blood recipient.
After clicking on the search button, a list can be seen who are the blood donors of that group. It will also be known who is willing to donate blood from the blood recipient and how far away they are. Then the person closest to the registrar can be requested to donate blood by clicking the request button.
Donors and recipients can contact if Donors wish to donate blood after receiving the request. Not only that, using this application, relatives, friends and acquaintances can know their blood group and request to donate their blood can be sent. Donors and recipients can contact if they wish to donate blood after receiving the request.
Abir Hossain students of the Business Department of the World University of Bangladesh, Md Asaduzzaman student of Electrical And Electronics Engineering( EEE) of Bangladesh University of Engineering, Faheem Chowdhury students of the Computer Science Engineering (CSE) of Daffodil International University, Borhan Uddin Zami and Zobaer Ahmed The application was created by a joint venture of xpresoft and Naima Trust Foundation.
Zobaer Ahmed said that the volunteers and members of many groups for blood donation on Facebook and other social media are working very well. They are working very hard and honestly. But many people still do not know where the groups are working, moreover, blood donors can be found by posting on Facebook, but this is a matter of time. He further said that blood recipients and their relatives are subjected to various types of harassment and deception when they needed blood.
So they launched the application in an experimental way. If there is a good success, then by adding more new features, all the Facebook groups in Bangladesh who are working for blood donation want to work together and tackle this problem jointly.
Blood donors and recipients can be added directly by visiting this web site:-https://www.peyeci.com