indianblooddonors.com has added SMS functionality to search for blood donors as well as to register yourself as donor.
When a patient or immediate relatives needs blood, he has to send an SMS to 5676775 in the format:
Blood <space> STDCode <space> BloodGroup <space> Name For Trivandrum, Blood 0471 B positive Achu. The patient will get a donor’s name with his contacts details via SMS. Simultaneously an SMS will be triggered by the system and an alert will be sent to the donor with details of the patient for co-ordination.
Donors can register by sending an SMS to 5676775 in the format: Donor <space> City STD Code <space> Blood Group <space> Name
This service will be open only between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm. The SMS is charged at Premium SMS rates, though indianblooddonors.com does not get any revenue out of these SMSs. The website now has contact information of over 45,000 blood donors from across the country.