Delhi: Bikers on rescue mission during this second wave of pandemic
Ever since the second wave of the pandemic started ravaging the country, social media platforms have been abuzz with requests for blood and plasma donations. While these sites have helped in amplifying requests and finding timely aid, the slew of Covid-related messages that inundate our timelines every day, have left us feeling overwhelmed and helpless.
This is where a group of bikers in Delhi decided to step in. Bikers For Good, a motorcycle club originally launched to change society’s negative perception of bikers, is working to build India’s biggest blood donor database.
Their website has a dedicated 24x7 Covid helpdesk, where donors and patients from any part of the country can register to offer or request blood/plasma.
“There might be cases when you get a request that’s 10-days old. Maybe, by the time you received the message, the patient has already received help or even, sadly, passed away. Meanwhile, the patients’ family undergoes a lot of mental trauma trying to verify every lead themselves. So, to address these two problems, we have created simplified and organised the entire process of blood and plasma donation,” says founder Mohit Ahuja.