An Appeal to the People Having Bombay Blood Group To Register As A Donor

Not many would know what Bombay blood group is, but yes if you have seen the movie Kahaani then you may have a memory about its mention. Well that’s when people actually made efforts to know more about it. Otherwise a rarest of the blood groups, we usually don’t come across it much in our lives until and unless we know someone with this blood group.

Discovered in 1952 by Dr. Y.G. Bhide, the Bombay blood group (h/h or Oh) gets its name from the city Bombay (Mumbai) as it was first found there.
The following is the tables of blood grouping that will make you understand about the Bombay blood group clearly.

Blood Groups (Antigens and Antibodies)
Blood Group Antigens Antibodies
A A,H B
B B,H A
AB A,B,H -
O H A,B
Bombay Blood Group - A,B,H

As seen, blood group A has antigen A and antibody B and so on. Interestingly, all the blood group have antigen H too but there are rare cases where the person doesn’t have the H antigen and instead have antibody H because of which no other group of blood can be given to them, not even the universal donor O.
The Bombay blood group is the result of a genetic mutation in the Indian population that slowly spread around the world. 1 in every 17600 people in India or 1 in every 25000 people in the world has this blood group. The number is still good if we see the Indian context than world-wide. Mumbai has around 35-45 donors and all over we have around 180 donors for the Bombay blood group.
The person having Bombay blood group leads a normal life and this doesn’t affect him until and unless he needs blood. Unfortunately many times the Bombay blood group is mistaken for O blood group because of the lack of technology in blood banks, it’s only when specific H antigen test is done the difference between O and Bombay blood group is known.
An Appeal to People with Bombay Blood Group To Register Themselves On Blood Monk
Thanks to the Blood banks, finding blood nowadays is not as hard as it was earlier but for the people having Bombay blood group it’s a rare commodity. It’s difficult for them to get the blood when it’s an emergency and when we speak emergency then we know it has to be immediate. People having Bombay blood group can come forward and register here at Blood Monk. Looking at the numbers of donors (scattered) it’s clear how sensitive is the matter and even an availability of a bottle of Bombay blood group is so crucial.
Our humble appeal to all the people to get together–family, friends, and acquaintances, everyone you know and are connected who have this rare blood type. Blood saves life and when its Bombay blood group we have to go an extra step forward. We never know who needs it when and, needless to say the non-availability can be life threatening. Spread the word, let people know more about it and come forward to get registered.
Blood Monk is a platform where we would like people with Bombay Blood group come together, register themselves as a donor, connect their known ones with same blood type and be a life-saving hero!

Milan Maratha-Blood Monk of Lets Nurture

Milan Maratha blood donation

The word ‘Blood Donation’ is common nowadays, yet not everyone is so enthusiastic about it! The World Blood Donor Day is observed every year on June 14th as a mark of respect to those people who give their blood to others in need. The aim is to encourage every health individual to do their part of giving it back to society.

 

Help Always at Hand for Blood

Regrettably, only 5% out of 65% of eligible people donate blood and that is why the shortage of blood is always felt when needed. However, we at Lets Nurture have healthy and ever helpful employees, who are always ready to help strangers in the need of time. One such recent example is of Milan Maratha.

Milan the Silent Hero

Milan, our SEO executive is a regular lean and tall person who has been with us for around 2 years now. Last week in November 2014, he read an appeal online on Facebook that someone in a hospital in Ahmedabad needed blood urgently.

 

Milan-Matching Social Service and Requirements Well

The next morning, before attending office, Milan called the concerned person and asked if there was any more need of the blood. On positive affirmation, he rushed to the hospital and after series of short tests, donated blood. Milan was then given an energetic drink from the authorities before he attended office.

When asked about it, Milan brushed aside the topic saying it was not a big matter as he has been regularly doing it for the last 4-5 years and he does it just to help people.

Lets Nurture is proud to have this kind of society serving people in its team.

Blood Monk App Documentary: Acknowledging the Valour of Indian Heros!

‘Blood Donation’ is a heroic task. More so because, blood in need is blood indeed! You might be a regular blood donor but if you are not able to get in touch with the person who needs blood during crucial moments, it is just not worth it!

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The health care domain is expanding with new innovations being crafted by experts at every stage. The purpose is just one: To heal. And when the willingness to do good to the society meets with technology, a history is born.

Blood Monk App:  Seeding and Nurturance

There are some hard times when you want to do everything you can to save your family member or friend. But when you fail to get the particular blood group for them, it proves to be quite disheartening! Especially when it comes to rare blood groups, people often struggle to find them.

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Ketan Raval the CEO of a renowned IT firm Lets Nurture and Amit Panchal, a Social Media Consultant and SEO expert met over a cup of tea when the idea behind Blood Monk: An application to connect the blood donors’ was born. When Amit shared an overwhelming incident of his life to Ketan, he came up with an idea of crafting an Android and iOS application through which the donors of different cities can register and connect with each other when there is an urgency to get blood.

Share and Care

In no time, the application was crafted and as soon as it was launched, several people started sharing it among themselves. Not only that, several got benefited by using this application. After a number of downloads of the app, the psychology that blood can only be obtained from blood banks has become a passé. So share the Blood Monk App and care for the people whom you truly love.

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Heroes in the making:

As soon as the authorities of Indian Red Cross Society and World Health Organization came to know about the Blood Monk Application, they decided to support this angelic initiative and a mutual decision to release a documentary on the application was made. The documentary; Blood Monk:  was set to release on 14th June; World Blood Donor’s day.

The documentary was beautifully shot by Rihaan Patel, a highly creative filmmaker and his team.

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The Impact

After the documentary has been released, thousands of people are supporting the cause by sharing the video on popular social media forums. You too, can be a part of this change by watching the documentary on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUXmcG537QE: and download the app at the earliest!

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Save Life. Make a difference. Donate Blood.

BloodMonk Jose Tinto “I have a selfish reason to donate blood, it makes me feel like a Hero inside”

In Our Last Echai Insight GCCI Meet .. we have found few more bloodmonks from Ahmedabad.. Mr.Jose Tinto is one of them.. we loved his reason for donating blood.. here is our short interview who is & why he is interested in donating blood.

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 What is Your Blood Group & your favorite Quote?
My blood group is A+,
And my favourite quote Iis “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

 How frequently you Donate Blood?
I donte blood every  4-6 Months

Can you tell us something about First Blood Donation Experience ?
I was 21. A camp was organized in the campus. I went there and saw the so called “TOUGH” guys shitiing in their pants when asked to donate blood. I went ahead, filled the form and given the blood. Got a smile from the beautiful volunteer girl, went home and slept peacefully.

Please Give us Motivation Behind Frequent Donation
While donating I always feel pride from inside, a feeling of saving someone’s life is like being a Hero. We all should experience such feelings in life.

Would you like to share any Interesting Experience related to blood donation?
Some time back, I donated blood to an accident victim at hospital who was undergoing a major surgery. The gratitude on his mother’s and sister’s faces was unforgettable. And the main part is the guy survived.

What sort Type of donation You are Involved With (individual, camp, blood bank, birthday etc etc)
Usually I attend camps but individual donations if anyone required.

Let us know your Recent & next donation plan
Recent one was few months back, waiting for any new blood camps.

Idea for how to encourage people
Explain people why it’s important and make them understand donating blood is a simple, lifesaving act and is not nearly as difficult or scary as it may seem. Everyday thousands of people need blood transfusions and, by donating blood, you too can help save a life.

Few words about yourself
I’m a happy-go-lucky guy. A full time Internet Marketer, Professional Blogger and a WordPress Enthusiast. Believe in “One Supreme Power of the Universe” rather than man made Gods.

Please share  your Favorites Book / Personality
“The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari” / Bhagath Singh

Why do you donate any personal experience, self motivation?
I have a selfish reason to donate blood, it makes me feel like a Hero inside.

Have you faced health problem because of donation?
Never, even you may feel more powerful inside. You are saving a life with your blood.

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