LifeBank

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LifeBank is a healthcare technology and logistics company based in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a health startup that facilitates the transmission of blood from labs across the country to patients and doctors in hospitals.[1] It was founded in 2016 by Temie Giwa-Tubosun.[2] As at January 2017, it had delivered over 2,000 imperial pints (1,100 l) of blood to patients in need across the country.[3] Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated in 2016 that “This is a thing that needs to exist.”[4]

Establishment and mission[edit]

In July 2012, Giwa-Tubosun founded a non-government organisation called the "One Percent Project" which was aimed at increasing voluntary blood donation across Nigeria. It collected over 3,100 imperial pints (1,800 l) of blood. In December 2015, it became LifeBank., which is a commercial endeavour.[4] The company delivers "an average of 300 imperial pints (170 l) of blood a month to more than 170 hospitals across the state."[5] It also regularly runs blood drives across the state, in collaboration with the state government blood transfusion services, in order to help increase the supply of blood across the state.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "LifeBank: Causing a culture shift". Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  2. ^ "Temie Giwa speaks on LifeBank and health technology in Africa". CPAfrica. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  3. ^ Eweniyi, Olanrewaju (2017-01-27). "Health Startup, LifeBank Has Now Delivered Over 2000 Pints Of Blood". Konbini Nigeria. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  4. ^ a b "A Nigerian startup is tackling the desperate shortage of blood donations in Lagos". Newsweek. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  5. ^ "How LifeBank is solving the problem of blood scarcity — one hospital at a time - TheCable Lifestyle". TheCable Lifestyle. 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  6. ^ "LifeBank will hold the largest-ever blood drive in Lagos, on February 13, 2016 | TechCabal". techcabal.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08.

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