Friends2support

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Friends2Support.org
Non-Profit Voluntary Organization
Area served
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Yemen
Website http://www.friends2support.org

Friends2Support.org is a non-profit organization providing access to contact blood donors online from its website and mobile applications.[1][1] Friends2Support (F2S) has over 175,000 people voluntarily registered as blood donors.[2][3]

Founding[edit]

Five friends, Shaik Shareef, Naveen Reddy, Koteswara Rao Sanampudi, Phani Kethamakka and Murali Krishna, from Narsaraopet, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh inaugurated F2S on November 14, 2005 in Hyderabad.[1][4] The founders are all software engineers[1] employed in Various Countries.[5] Friends2Support was founded as an effort to tackle the problem of blood unavailability at the hospital.[6]

The five members became the first donors, after which others joined. They had to manage their IT jobs while spreading the idea. They mailed whoever we knew about the site in their spare time, who in turn, spread it to other people. They held gatherings and approached people door-to-door.

F2S has conducted many events to promote their idea across the country including bike rallies, walks and signature campaigns.

Future plans include establishing a free toll-free number across the country in various languages concentrating on rural education and starting a book donation website.

Mobile Apps[edit]

F2S has launched mobile apps (applications) for all mobile platforms (android, Windows & iPhone users).

Serving the needy in nook and corner of India, friends2support.org has been making the free database of voluntary donors' contact information available 24X7 on all possible platforms leveraging the emerging technologies. They have launched the GPS based `search for donor' in all these countries on its mobile applications `Apps' on iOS, Android and Windows phones. People wishing to register themselves as donors can do it from the `Apps' as well and help save a life.

The website and mobile app allows you to either register or call voluntary blood donors without third-party human interference and allows to keep track of your donation record.

App Name: friends2support.org

Achievements[edit]

  • Digital Trailblazer award[7]
  • Award of Excellence 2015 from the Ministry of Health of India, 14 June 2015
  • United Nations World Summit Youth Award[8]
  • Real Hero Award to founder Mr. Shareef[9]
  • Listed In The Limca Book Of Records For Maintaining The Largest Database Of Voluntary Blood Donors.[10]
  • World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) recognized F2S as Top 5 Runner-Up for the contribution towards using Internet and Mobiles to get Action on United Nations Millennium Development goals under the category Fight Hunger, Poverty & Disease[11]
  • NASSCOM Foundation Social Innovation Honours shortlisted F2S for the innovative contribution to society (non-profit).[12]
  • Manthan Award 2007 was conferred during an International Conference on e-content and Sustainability event organised by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in association with the Department of Information Technology and American India Foundation in New Delhi on September 21 and 22.[13]

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