How do we shorten the span of time it takes to get one emergency unit donated?

Submitted by rajat on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 18:24

Sankalp Emergency Wing has been working to ensure that the people who do not get blood from the usual means are helped out. Many times we come across a situation when no blood bank in the city has a single unit of blood. In these scenarios we have to get a donation done. The donation itself takes about 2 hours followed by another 2 hours of testing. This 4 hours of delay can sometime prove fatal. Requesting people to pour in suggestions on how this time can be shortened?