Poonam Sharma, a would-be mother from Agra, Uttar Pradesh was very critical. She had become very weak, and her haemoglobin levels had dropped down to as low as three counts. She was eight months pregnant. And, the only chance of her survival was to infuse blood into her body.
But, the question in front of her family and the doctors were, How to arrange the blood and from where? Poonam has a rare blood group which is the Bombay blood group.
The doctors treating her were helpless. The family had contacted several blood banks, but their efforts went in vain. That is when her family decided to take help of social media. A message was passed on different social media platforms, and a few blood donors were available. But, no one came forward to help her.
On June 23, Vikram Yadav, who hails from Sangli, Maharashtra and happens to have a rare Bombay blood group, saw the message. Vikram immediately swung into action.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Vikram said, “I tried to connect with those having Bombay Blood Group. I, also, tried in various states like Maharashtra, Delhi, U.P., and others. But, could not get any donor. Then I decided to go there myself. With my friend, I travelled over 2,000 kilometres from Sangli to Agra and donated blood.”
Vikram further added, “During the journey, I was worried that whether I would I reach there in time or not? But, we managed to reach there just in time. We donated two units of blood to her. I am very happy and satisfied today. There is no satisfaction like saving a life.”
Sagar Pandit, of Delhi blood help centre, said, “Her condition was critical. Her body and eyes were swollen. Vikram and Ravindra reached just in time. We could save the life of the expectant mother and her child.”