May 2 : The situation across the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is known to us. Our Prime minister has announced the nationwide lockdown in order to fight together against COVID-19. During this pandemic time, the hospitals are running out of blood units and it has been very difficult to the donors to travel from far away towards the hospitals to donate blood. Being aware of this situation, the youth of ICYM Central Council, Mangalore Diocese have taken a drastic step to develop an app that would be beneficial to the hospitals, donors and the recipients. The app is designed in order to meet the requirements of the recipients immediately through the list of good minded donors registered in the app.

The ICYM CENTRAL COUNCIL, MANGALORE DIOCESE has been selflessly working and serving the people of Mangalore SINCE 2016 under the banner named as RED DROP CAMPAIGN in 5 major hospitals of Mangalore. On 1st May 2020, the RED DROP MANGALORE APP was released on the auspicious occasion of the 20th Priestly Ordination of Yuvaspoorthi Rev Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza - Secretary, Mangalore Youth Commission - Diocese of Mangalore and ICYM Director, Mangalore Diocese. Mr. Leon Loyd Saldanha - President, ICYM Central Council Mangalore Diocese gave a brief introduction about the app and there by the app was released by Yuvaspoorthi Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza along with Rev Fr Ashwin Lohith Cardoza, ICYM Designate Director - Diocese of Mangalore.

Rev Fr Ashwin Lohith Cardoza explained the importance and the need of blood units and requested the like-minded donors to register themselves in the app. Yuvaspoorthi Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza thanked the ICYM members and the Red Drop Committee members who have worked selflessly day and night behind the formation of this app and also thanked the developer Mr. Jackson Eric Dcosta , CodeSlice Technology. He further requested all to download the app from the play store and register and become a part of the noble work. Ms Veena Vas, ICYM General Secretary was present during this occasion.

The RED DROP MANGALORE enables to save precious lives though the APP. The process of donating blood and platelets is very much simplified promoting more donors to donate. The Red Drop app aims to create the largest database of blood donors from Mangalore. Donors can schedule and regulate their donation through this app. Users can also SEND, REQUEST and SEARCH the required blood donors as per their needs.

RED DROP MANGALORE APP will continue to serve the society through new initiatives and ideas until the purpose of this campaign is met.

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