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Project ID: 1385889798
Entity: Bangladesh - Grameen Communications
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Activity: Blood Grouping & Information Sharing Project ‘Virtual Blood Data Bank’
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Activity description: Maternal deaths can be reduced, if a pregnant mother can have her blood-groupknown and find a blood donor immediately. Over 70% of the female villagers in Bangladesh do not know their blood types. We cannot store blood due to the lack of storing facility, but we can store donor contact details. This “virtual blood bank” can be accessed at anytime by phone or Internet to find the nearest donor. We reached 22 organizations and populated 3500 records during the pilot phase. This year, we envision to reach 20,000 people by collaborating with organizations in home and abroad by using our proposed business model.
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Bangladesh
Geographical coverage of the activity: National - Bangladesh
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Related MDGs:
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
Activity type: Project, Training initiative, Database
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/04/2012 - 01/04/2015
Partners: Grameen Communications, Bangladesh; Kyushu University, Japan


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