ABOUT US

TraumaLink is a volunteer-based emergency response system  to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the highways.  Our service model utilizes an emergency hotline number, a 24/7 call center, and volunteer first responders recruited from the local community who are trained in basic trauma first aid and provided with necessary medical equipment like stretchers and bandages. LEARN MORE

TRAUMALINK HAS DEVELOPED A SCALABLE AND SUSTAINABLE MODEL TO SAVE LIVES AFTER TRAUMATIC INJURIES. SO FAR WE HAVE:

               545 Volunteers

Responded to over 1100 incidents

Operating in 135 km area with 24/7 call center

Provided emergency first-aid to nearly 2400 injured patients

WHAT WE DO

Injured patients are much more likely to survive if they receive treatment quickly.  Fortunately, within the first hour after injury, simple medical treatments can be highly effective at preventing paralysis and death. This critical window is known as the “Golden Hour” and is the period of time during which TraumaLink First Responders work. LEARN MORE

Recent News

TraumaLink Celebrates Five Years of Operations

TraumaLink reached a historic milestone on 23 November, 2019 as we celebrated five years of operations! Since launching our service in Daudkandi on 23 November, 2014 covering 14 km, we have grown to 545 volunteers serving a total of 135 km on three national highways. We take this opportunity to recognize our talented and inspiring staff, our courageous and reliable volunteers, and all those who have supported us in this journey.

In the first five years nearly 2,400 patients involved in over 1,100 crashes were treated. First responders had a 100% response rate and in 85% of calls, they were at the scene in 5 minutes or less. The majority of patients have been younger men, who are often family breadwinners, so the benefits of the program extend far beyond the patients themselves, also impacting all the people who love and rely on them.

TraumaLink has received a number of awards and honors since its founding. They were finalists in the 2013 Harvard University Dean’s Health and Life Sciences Challenge, and semi-finalists in the 2014 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition and 2014 MassChallenge Startup Accelerator. TraumaLink was a 2015 Manthan Award Winner for eHealth, received a USAID DIV award in 2016, and was a recipient of the 2018 Global South eHealth Observatory Award.

In June 2018 the Harvard Case Based Teaching and Learning Initiative published a teaching case about TraumaLink. The case is being widely used as a teaching tool at the Harvard Chan School and other educational institutions. For the last two years it has been distributed to all incoming Harvard MPH students as an example of how to address problems in public health.

Looking ahead, TraumaLink’s goal is to continue expanding its services within Bangladesh and to serve as an example for other developing nations facing similar challenges on their roads. The many successes of the model, including its strong community support and rapid and reliable volunteer responses, suggest that it can still help many thousands more traffic injury victims at the time when they need it the most.

 

  

TraumaLink @ the Media

On 27th of May 2019, The tragic injury of Police Constable Parvez Hossain, winner of the Bangladesh Police Medal, fills our hearts with enormous sadness. However, we also feel great pride knowing that our brave volunteer Abdul Hai was able to provide him with life-saving care. We remain grateful to you for your support, without which this life-saving endeavor couldn’t have been undertaken. Some of the national newspapers have featured our TraumaLink name in this news. These are The Daily Janakantha, The Dhaka Tribune, The Bhorer Kagoj.

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Important Crash News of October’19

On 28th October 2019, a serious incident took place near Titu Munshi Bari, Lazir, Daudkandi, Cumilla at 06:30 am. A covered van was travelling towards Dhaka hit a brick loaded truck from the back. There were four labor on the truck who fell down and got critically injured. Unfortunately, one person died on the spot. TrumaLink’s volunteer Hasina Akter & Md. Nazrul Islam reached the spot quickly, provided first aid treatment to the injured persons and then sent them to Madhaya General Hospital.

We would like to thank our volunteers for their undying efforts, dedication and courage and for providing the service at the right moment.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION PLAN

TraumaLink’s vision is to  save lives by providing free first aid treatment to highway  traffic injury victims. If you belief in our cause and want to get involved then  subscribe to be “TraumaLink’s  Member”.  TraumaLink has developed a “Membership Subscription Plan” for  organizations who is keen to come forward and support us in saving lives. Click here to learn more. 

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