IAS officer-cum-actor Abhishek Singh has launched a website and app for plasma donation as well as oxygen taxi services amid the COVID-19 crisis in the country.
The ‘United by Blood’ portal was launched a week ago with an aim to create a plasma repository by streamlining the process and establishing a hassle-free contact between donors and recipients in real time.
“The idea behind this initiative was to handle the information asymmetry. There are so many people who genuinely want to help, but are not able to connect with the recipients. The filtration of donors on a real-time basis and their location is the unique feature of this website, through which people can find plasma donors around their area,” 33-year-old Singh, who is the Deputy Commissioner in Delhi, told ThePrint.
“We don’t display numbers, so people first connect with each other on the basis of their requirement and can further share contacts if it matches,” he added.
Visitors can register as donors or patients across the country. The website helps them connect directly to their desired source without the intervention of any third party.
Donors are required to provide their contact details, location, and blood group, and they will be filtered by location, blood group, and date of recovery.
Who is IAS Abhishek Singh?
IAS Abhishek Singh recently featured in popular singer Jubin Nautiyal’s song ‘Tujhe Bhoolna Toh Chaaha’. He was previously seen in singer B Praak’s hit song ‘Dil Tod Ke’.
Hailing from Jaunpur city of Uttar Pradesh, IAS Abhishek Singh is a well-known bureaucrat and has served as Deputy Commissioner in Delhi. He passed the UPSC examination in 2011.
Intrestingly, Abhishek’s wife Durga Shakti Nagpal is also an IAS officer. Abhishek recently became the talk of the town due to his love story and heartbreak.
IAS Abhishek Singh: Love Story & Heartbreak
Well, the sad songs by Jubin Nautiyal and B Praak are inspired by the breakup story of Abhishek Singh. Abhishek fell in love with a girl when he was preparing for his UPSC exam and wanted to marry her.
But she cheated on him and his love story ended in heartbreak, following which Abhishek went into depression. He even started thinking of ending his life but later he made this breakup his strength.
UPSC 2011- 94th Rank
After ‘Dil Tod Ke’ was released, Abhishek revealed about his past love story in an interview. He shared how he recovered from the heartbreak and focused on his studies to secure 94th rank in 2011.
Abhishek had a passion for acting and hence he did not leave it even after becoming an IAS officer. Hence, continuing his passion for music and acting, he worked in many web series and TV serials. Meanwhile, it is beleived that he is the only IAS officer to pursue both the careers together.
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