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Learn how to build your Safe Source of Blood on I-Blood Network, October Newsletter, 2010

Dear All,

I-Blood, the social network of Blood, is proud to announce that we are getting remarkable response from the community. We are receiving blood requests from people everyday. Many of our donors are impressively active and responding to blood donation requests quite enthusiastically. However, we have noticed that some of the members are indolent about updating their blood donation history. I-Blood earnestly requests you all to update your donation history and other contact information the soonest it changes. Please do remember that the history encourages and inspires others to donate blood. This newsletter will focus on how you can use I-Blood effectively to get safe blood, no matter wherever you are.


Why Safe Source of Blood?

We all know that we may need blood anytime. In emergency Blood Banks cannot always provide sufficient and desired blood. In some countries professional donors are donating blood but there is no guarantee of safe blood as the hosts may be addicted to drug which is almost a common phenomenon in some of the countries. These donors may cause blood related diseases amongst which Hepatitis variants are common. To avoid these blood related infections we believe in Safe Source of Blood.

The word “safe” denotes to secure source of blood as well, to be precise, the assurance of blood source in time of emergency. I-Blood surely provides a number of donors from all around the world but it does not guarantee instant blood supply unless one makes his/her own blood network and this is because of the privacy policy of I-Blood. So this is very important for one to build his/her blood network and make the source safe.


What is Safe Source of Blood?

Safe Source of Blood is the network of people you know most around you which incorporates family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and well-wishers. The moment all these people will be in your contact list and in your network your source of blood is safe. So the larger your network and contact list is the safer your blood source will be.

As mentioned before it is very important to update the donation history and basic information, being connected with one’s network uphold the same importance as it provides information about donor’s health condition, habits, disease etc. To make the source of blood safe it is essential to be informed about the donor’s condition as only they may become vital during your crisis.


How to Build Your Safe Source Blood:

It needs only few steps to build your Safe Source of Blood, just be patient and follow the guidelines bellow:

- build your profile on I-Blood first and update your location tags.
- list 20 people you know most who are capable of donating blood
- get their phone and email address
- log on to I-Blood and invite them all using I-Blood "Invite friend" features on your member area.
- You can also send invitation by importing contacts from your Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL contact lists.
- Follow your invitation with phone call and remind them until they get registered on I-Blood
- If necessary guide them on becoming a member of I-Blood
- Follow these steps again until all of your friends are in your Blood Network.

We hope now you know how I-Blood can be helpful for you and your family. Spread the word and let us all have a safe life where nobody will die for blood.

Thanks for your patience. I-Blood will seek for your full co-operation to continue this noble activity.


Regards,
The I-Blood Team
http://www.i-blood.com

A boy has died in Dhaka because of O+ blood

Yesterday night, a boy has died at Holy Family Hospital in Dhaka because of O+ Blood. An I-Blood donor went to donate blood in the afternoon, then he returned not donating the blood as the blood was already managed. In the night at around 11 PM there was a need of another bag of blood. Parents did not contact our donor may be out of hesitation or it was already late night which causes him to die. He was suffering for Dengue.

I-Blood is really sorry for him!

To our donors:
Only joining I-Blood is not enough, your surroundings should also know and join this noble work. Please let your friends, colleagues and relatives join in your I-Blood network so that you can overcome this sort of situation quickly. Let us make ourself safe and secure all together.

Regards,
The I-Blood Team

I-Blood Volunteer Meeting at Green Shawrowardi Uddan, Dhaka on 31st July, 2010

Dear I-Blood Members and Volunteers,

I-Blood is welcoming you all to attend the volunteers meeting on 31st July. This is going to be an open discussion session for idea generation, exchanging views and opinions, sharing experiences for future plans and activities among volunteers and members so that we can become more helpful in saving lives.

Venue: Green Shawrowardi Uddan, Dhaka (Beside TSC Gate)
Date : 31st July, 2010 (Saturday)
Time : 4:00 PM BDT

Please join the meeting and share your views and opinions with us. We deeply appreciate your participation.

(For further details please feel free to contact: 01931351107 - Alamgir)

Regards,
I-Blood

Blood Bonded - I-Blood's First Publication on KalerKantho

The Daily Kaler Kantho (http://dailykalerkantho.com), One of the most popular daily newspaper in Bangladesh, published an in depth article on I-Blood. Here is a summary of the article:

হঠাৎই ফোনটি এলো। অপরিচিত নম্বর থেকে। লাভলী আখতার জানালেন, তাঁর মা ভীষণ অসুস্থ, ভর্তি রয়েছেন সিএমএইচে। অপারেশন হবে, জরুরি ভিত্তিতে প্রচুর রক্তের প্রয়োজন। আলমগীর অসহায় মেয়েটিকে যোগাযোগ করিয়ে দিলেন নিয়মিত ডোনারদের সঙ্গে। সুস্থ হয়ে মাকে নিয়ে ময়মনসিংহ ফিরে গিয়েছেন লাভলী। এখনো মাঝেমধ্যে আলমগীরকে ফোন করে কৃতজ্ঞতা জানান তিনি। ঘটনাটি অনলাইন রক্তদাতাদের সামাজিক যোগাযোগ সাইট 'আই ব্লাড' নিয়ে মানুষের ভালোবাসার অসংখ্য স্মৃতির একটি। ভালোবাসার এই প্লাটফর্মটি তৈরির গল্পটা কিন্তু অত সহজ ছিল না।

২০০৫ সালে প্রেসিডেন্সি ইউনিভার্সিটির সিভিল ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিংয়ের ছাত্র রায়হান চৌধুরী চালু করেন 'আই ব্লাড'। দেশের প্রথম অনলাইন ব্লাড ব্যাংকটি তৈরিতে তাঁর সঙ্গী ছিলেন চার বন্ধু রাজন, জাহিদ, প্রবীর এবং ফয়সাল। নানা জটিলতায় কিছু দিন পর ব্লাড ব্যাংকটি বন্ধ হয়ে যায়। ঘটনাটি খুবই আহত করে রায়হানকে। দমে না গিয়ে আবারও প্রস্তুতি নিতে থাকেন তিনি। শেষপর্যন্ত স্বপ্নের বাস্তবায়ন ঘটে ২০০৯ সালে। তত দিনে পড়ালেখা শেষ করে প্রেসিডেন্সিতেই ডাটাবেজ অফিসারের চাকরি নিয়েছেন রায়হান। বন্ধুরাও ব্যস্ত নানা কাজে। রায়হান একা একাই তৈরি করে ফেললেন আই ব্লাডের প্রয়োজনীয় খুঁটিনাটি_ওয়েব পেজ ডিজাইন, গ্রাফিক্সসহ সাইটের সব কিছু। নতুনভাবে যাত্রা শুরুর পর থেকেই ক্যাম্পাসে ব্যাপক সাড়া ফেলে 'আই ব্লাড'। তখন থেকেই স্বেচ্ছাসেবক হিসেবে কাজ করছেন ইলেকট্রিক্যাল অ্যান্ড কম্পিউটার ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং বিভাগের ছাত্র আলমগীর হোসেন। তিনি বলেন, 'ছোটবেলা থেকেই আমার ইচ্ছে হাসপাতাল প্রতিষ্ঠার। সেই স্বপ্ন এখনো বাস্তবায়িত হয়নি। তবে আমরা যা করছি সেটাও কম নয়।' রায়হান জানালেন আই ব্লাডের মূল লক্ষ্য দ্রুত রক্তদাতাদের খুঁজে বের করা_'এটি রক্তদাতাদের সামাজিক যোগাযোগ সাইট, অনেকটা ফেইসবুকের মতোই। যার মাধ্যমে যে কেউই রক্তের প্রয়োজনে যোগাযোগ করতে পারেন।' ...

For detail please follow this link: http://raynux.com/u.13

I-Blood Website Launch

February 21, 2010

The I-Blood Team is proud to announce that today, I-Blood network has promoted to complete version form it's beta state. As a result the blood network service is now provided form it's main domain http://www.i-blood.com . All donors and members of I-Blood are requested to access the website at this new address.

I-Blood started it's new journey on 2nd August, 2009. Since then, it is focusing to improve features and functionality of the service as well as to increase the number of donors. There are some new features added to I-Blood, among them “Improved Layout”, “Blood Request Board”, “Member Wall” and “I-Blood News Section” are important. Some great features are coming soon.

From now on, the beta release will no longer be available and any request sent to http://beta.i-blood.com will be automatically redirected to http://www.i-blood.com

Thanks for being with I-Blood.

Regards,
The I-Blood Team
http://www.i-blood.com

I-Blood Volunteers Team Meeting at Presidency University

February 2, 2010

I-Blood volunteers team meeting held today at Computer Lab, Presidency University, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. In this meeting the team of Volunteers promised to save live through I-Blood.
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