Udupi: ICYM diocese council to launch ‘Redrop’ app to assist blood donors

Daijiworld Media network Udupi (WB)

Udupi, Nov 14: As a gift for Christmas, ICYM diocese council of Udupi will soon launch their signature product and project ‘Redrop’, an app to assist blood donors in the district. The launch of ‘Redrop’ official logo and poster was held on November 12 at Stella Maris Church Hall, Kalmady.

Dr Vincent Alva, principal, Milagres College Udupi was the chief guest of the programme. Addressing the gathering, he said, “Our youth are involved in various activities, but coming up with such a good project which will help the society is appreciable. We need such good thinking and youth initiatives to come up with different ideas which will benefit people. I wish all the best to the Redrop team.”

Fr Praveen Monterio, resident priest at Stella Maris Church, Kamady applauded the youths for their creative thinking and conducted a prayer service before the launch.

Dion D'Souza, president of ICYM Udupi diocese and team Redrop, gave a brief introduction on the app and explained the experiences of his youth in the social activity of donating blood after which the idea of developing the project Redrop came into existence.

The official logo of Redrop was unveiled by Dr Vincent Alva, principal of Milagres Degree College and the poster was unveiled by Rayan Fernandes, president of Rotaract Club Subhashnagar.

Sanjay Andrade and Shobha Mendonca, vice president and secretary respectively of Stella Maris Church, Kalmady, Francis Fernandes, and Melwyn Carvelho , president ICYM Kalmady unit were present for the event.

About Redrop

Redrop team consists Dion D'Souza, Oniel Andrade, Don D'Souza, Viynl D'Souza, Rayan Fernandes, Rayan Christ D'Souza, Jeevan Pereira, Roshan Sequira, and Derick Mascarenhas. The team will undergo an expansion of members in days to come.

Redrop, app has one task - Enable the victim of blood loss to receive from generous donor, without delay and most importantly, without middlemen.

The features of this app are numerous favouring and facilitating both the recipient and the donor. Here, people can list themselves as donors and recipients can check their availability. The needy can also post their requirements for blood and donors are immediately notified.

The list of donors and requirements are meticulously managed by a smart algorithm that makes the entire process effective.


Comment on this article

  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/ Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Wed, Nov 14 2018

    All the best.

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  • Stevan D'Souza, Manipal / Riyadh

    Wed, Nov 14 2018

    Congratulations to ICYM Reddrop Team for a noble and goodwill gesture. Surely it will help many. May be the Coman Man, Udupi who commented above would be the first one to seek the help. God bless him.

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Wed, Nov 14 2018

    Congratulations ICYM Udupi Diocese wonderful project. All the best in future.

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  • Coman man, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 14 2018

    Comgrts! Do that really needs a seperate web or application! Cant that done throw social media or whatsapp!

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  • Lawrence Fernandes, Kundapura

    Wed, Nov 14 2018

    Excellent initiative! All the best.

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  • Joel, udupi

    Wed, Nov 14 2018

    Congratulations to ICYM udupi diocese for an wonderful project.....All d very best ans wish u all d success on the same
    Also Plan for having a blood bank manged by iCYM that will really help the needy...

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  • William F D Souzs, Kirem/Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 14 2018


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