Sankalp India Foundation® in association with Comprehensive Trauma Consortium (CTC) proudly and happily announces "CTC Disha: The State Wide Helpline for Blood" from August 15th 2009.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Information made available when required the most is often invaluable. Helplines are meant and designed to serve this purpose. Our social structure often provides helplines for a lot of prevalent problems. 10 years ago it was a surprise for our little team that there is no helpline to help in search of blood.
Bloodbanks and donors in Bangalore
You get an emergency text message late in the night, seeking help in getting a specific blood
On 13th September 2014, Disha the blood help-line will be celebrating the 8th year of continuous service. Since the launch on the evening of 13th September 2006 at the Raj Bhawan by the then governor of Karnatataka Sh. T N Chaturvedi, the help-line has grown into a reliable, single window access to blood for all parts of Karnataka.
In 2006, Karnataka became the first state in India to have a single point of contact for blood information access.
Disha means direction. Disha was started with the intention to direct patients to the nearest source of safe blood. In doing so, Disha has finally started directing other teams of Sankalp as well.
3 of the best Blood Banks from Uttara Kannada are now networked to the centralized blood helpline. Pandit Govt Hospital IMA Blood Bank (Sirsi), Shripad Hagde Kadave Blood Bank (Sirsi) and Uttara Kannada Rotary Blood Bank (Kumta) are now a part of Disha.