Do You Have a Great Idea for How to Recruit and Retain More Volunteer Blood Donors in India?

Non-remunerated, volunteer blood donors are safest for patients. But India relies heavily on family replacement donation.

This needs to change.

Global Blood Fund (GBF, an international charity), LUCY (Let Us Care For You) and FIBDO  (Federation of Indian Blood Donors Organisations) have partnered to offer you the chance to try new strategies.

It could be an event, donor incentives, communication materials or something else. But we are looking for the brightest and best ideas from across India for how best to engage communities and recruit and retain volunteer donors.

Multiple grants are potentially available.

Tell Us Your Idea, and Secure up to ₹1,00,000 to Make It Happen

 To learn more about how Global Blood Fund ensures a safe, plentiful blood supply worldwide, click here.


How to Apply:

  1. Register by clicking the register button below or the register button in the top menu bar.
  2. Login using the details you create during registration.
  3. Submit details of the recruitment or retention strategy for which you would like funding.

Once registered, you can return and edit your application any time using the login button below or the login button in the top menu bar.



Key Application Rules

  1. You must work with a member organisation of FIBDO, or be a blood banking professional practising in India.
  2. Your application should be between 300–2,000 words, be written in English and include descriptions of your organisation and your proposed initiative. There should be a clear statement of the amount of money being requested, showing how this relates to the proposed activity.
  3. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 28 February 2018. However, early requests may be considered for funding before this date.
  4. Photographs and other media can be included to help support your application and this would be welcomed.
  5. The amount of money requested for each application should not exceed INR 1,00,000. Any amount up to this figure can be applied for.
  6. A FIBDO committee will help determine which applications should receive funding.

Application Criteria