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Prabalika M. Borah
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Chatline Five friends joined hands to address the shortage of blood. Prabalika M. Borah finds out more about Friends2support

Beep! Beep! Your cellphone flashes a message. B(-)ve blood urgently required. What would you do? Maybe forward the same message to your friends or make an appeal on the social networking sites. And what if the required blood group were AB(-)ve? In some cases it takes so long between the request for blood and the procurement that by the time the donor is found it is too late.

After having witnessed major problems with blood donation, a group of childhood friends a decade ago decided to raise a few simple but important questions.

Have you witnessed a relative or close friend searching frantically for a blood donor? What do you do when blood banks say out of stock? What if the donors you know are out of reach? Have you witnessed loss of life just because a donor was not available when needed?

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