“Next time when during any emergency when you need Blood in Mumbai city, Simple dial 104 from your mobile / land line, a toll free blood on call service and blood will be delivered within an Hour. 104 is Blood On Call (Jeevan Amrut Yojana) facility by Maharashtra State Government, a much needed for Mumbai for Emergency blood & also for prior Reservation of blood required before surgeries, operation and other medical process..”
How 104 Blood On Call Works
‘Jeevan Amrut Yojana‘ is a State Level blood service where a person gets a doorstep blood service from about 250 licensed and Registered Blood banks categorised as ‘Major Blood Banks’, ‘Government’, ‘Red Cross Society’ and Other Private blood banks. This project was under trial & test at Sindhudurg and Satara district which got a very good response and finally on 7th January 2014, the service was made public all over Maharashtra State inaugurated at Sir J J Metropolitan blood bank in Mumbai. A dedicated call centre has been set up at Aundh Civil Hospital located in Pune, a neighbour city of Mumbai which is about 2 and half hour road distance. Government has already planned to open another 9 units for blood storage within Mumbai city limits which will be more of convenience to citizens, we will update with those units as soon we get the details. Within 6 months the service got tremendous response and have crossed 7500 calls with an average of 50 calls daily. For now, Below are the steps one should taken when want to reserve some blood or in case of any emergency.
4 Steps To Call For Blood Service
- Dial 104 Toll Free Number which will connect you to Pune Call Center.
- Your details will be taken and the nearest licensed blood bank among 250 registered and authorized banks is called upon for reservation. Their are 31 ‘Major Blood Banks’ and 41 at District level.
- Every district (Example : Thane in Mumbai) has 3 individual bike riders ready to deliver blood bags with 40 km radius city limits. They have a well equipped blood storage icebox fitted on their motor cycle which has required temperature for blood storage.
- You have to pay Rs.450 per bag and transportation charge of Rs.50 for initial 10 km for their service.