The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for the healthcare sector and also affected the blood supply in the country. Blood centres around the world depend on voluntary blood donations, but there has been a substantial drop in the same because of the implementation of social distancing and anxiety among people over the deadly disease.

There are people who are dependent on blood transfusion as life saving measures, hence, it is essential to maintain a steady supply of safe blood at blood centres in the country. To help the cause, C-DAC’s e-RaktKosh platform is being used to connect the patients, donors and blood banks and to maintain an adequate stock of blood.

e-RaktKosh is a national platform for information about Blood Banks and Blood availability across India and has been developed by C-DAC under the initiative of Blood Cell, National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. It is the official portal for all blood-related services in India.

e-RaktKosh aims to provide all the information under a single umbrella. It is a one nation one platform for blood-related Services in India. Along with providing the information, it helps blood banks in the automation of the blood banks incorporating DGHS guidelines. It has the following components


The key features are: