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Twitteratti offer help for blast victims

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 19:05

New Delhi: Offering all possible help - be it blood donation, information on missing people, emergency numbers or the latest update - web users came together Wednesday to provide solace to victims of the Delhi High Court bomb blast.

Barely hours after news of the blast made waves across the capital and elsewhere, people on social networking site Twitter formed hashtags like #delhiblasthelp and #Delhiblasthelp through which help could be offered.

Kiran Kumar, one of the users, tweeted the helpline numbers of various hospitals where the blast victims were rushed to - requesting people to donate blood.

The helpline numbers at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital are 011-23348200, 23404446, 23743769, 23404478. The number of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre is 011-26588700; and of the Safdarjung Hospital 011-26101925, 26161960, 26161960.

People also volunteered to donate blood of a particular group.

"If anyone needs blood of AB-positive group, please contact me at 9716150054," tweeted one.

Madhukar Kumar uploaded a list of blood banks, including the Indian Red Cross Society and the Rotary Blood Bank.

There were others who offered unconditional help.

Wrote homemaker Rajni Shah: "If anyone knows anyone who is missing after the blast, please let me know, or post the details here. It will spread the message around and I will do whatever I can to help."

Megha Sharma tweeted: "I am here in Delhi and if anyone needs help, please contact me."


First Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 19:05

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