Pi Health was founded to disrupt the blood bank health space and pave a new era of digital transaction. Following a bottom-up approach, it aims to tackle the skewed availability of blood PAN-India from low volume villages to metropolitans. Working in collaboration with Blood banks, Hospitals and donors, Pi Health will help bridge the gap of donor turn outs, inventory management, operational strategy and delivery systems.
The Smart Village Solution
A blood donor management system in partnership with Pi Health designed for the needs of rural healthcare facilities to bridge the gap in blood donation and supply & delivery management systems.
There is a need to help communicate with digital tools and solutions for blood banks more efficiently by generating data and placing its repository securely with government establishments. It is also noted that blood donation in Meghalaya is abysmally low. There is a need to reach out to volunteers and donors, and digitise data effectively to build a holistic ecosystem for blood banks in the state.
During January 2015 to December 2015, the annual blood collection from all the blood banks that reported was 13,536 of which 38.3% units were through voluntary blood donations and the remaining were from replacement donations. The average annual collection of blood units of all the blood banks in the state was 2,256 units.
Source: National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Blood and blood components are essential part of emergency services, continuous replenishment of blood supply is crucial especially for expectant mothers, major surgeries, trauma and blood dyscrasia. So proper planning of blood supply management has always required the dire innovation it requires and post the COVID 19 pandemic, it has become more necessary.
Around 73% percent of the blood collected by blood bank separation facilities were used for component separation in the state and it is supported by NACO. Two of the blood banks in Meghalaya have a blood component separation unit (BCSU). The nonprofit sector owned 33.3%of the blood bank in the state and 66.7% owned by the public sector.
Names of Blood Banks in East Khasi Hills District
- Regional blood bank-Pasteur Institute (Pilot location)
- North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of health and Medicine Blood Bank
- Military Hospital Blood Bank
- Dr H. Gordon Roberts Hospital Blood Bank
- Nazareth Hospital Blood Bank.
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