Khushroo Poacha and indianblooddonors.com: a true inspiration!

I wasn’t aware of this initiative. But now that I am, sharing it for all on my reading list. Might help save some lives.

Proactive Indian

Khushroo Poacha runs indianblooddonors.com (IBD), a site that lets blood donors and patients in need of blood connect with each other almost instantaneously. The site has been live for around ten years and with over 50,000 blood donors in its database, IBD is perhaps a classic example of what the Internet is truly capable of. But more importantly, it is a reflection of a single human being’s desire to make a difference to this world.

One day in the mid-1990s, Khushroo Poacha, an employee with the Indian Railways in Nagpur saw a doctor being beaten up because he couldn’t save a patient’s life. Poacha realized that no one in the mob seemed to understand that it was the lack of blood that caused the death.

“A few years later, I witnessed the death of a welder because he couldn’t get blood. The two incidents really shook me up,” Poacha says…

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