The Vision That Drives Lifebank Founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Lifebank founder, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, in her interview with AllAfrica's Juanita Williams and Sethi Ncube spoke about her passion for building a better world for women, especially pregnant women, from her experience working with the World Health Organisation, and then the final spark of the difficult delivery of her son, which inspired her to start Lifebank. Founded in 2016, Lifebank is a healthcare technology and logistics startup, based in Lagos, Nigeria. The company facilitates the transmission of blood from labs across the country to patients and doctors in hospitals. Read on.

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Lifebank Founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun.


LifeBank offers 24-hour service for all hospitals in our network, and we are able to provide access to safe blood in the event of an emergency or non-availability of a rare blood type.

Busy hospital teams across the developing world need access to critical medical supplies. Broken supply chains often lead to the worst outcome for patients even in the best of times. Lifebank's use of temperature strips, fail-proof blood boxes, and Bluetooth padlocks ensure the security of your products. Their cold chain system allows us to move blood at a 10°C threshold for up to 36 hours, while oxygen is transported properly in safety-compliant vehicles designed to preserve the oxygen and prevent a fire outbreak.

Lifebank is committed to ensuring our services reach the most vulnerable people and offer assistance to low income patients who cannot afford to pay for blood and other critical medical supplies at the point of care. BOAT pays for critical health supplies (blood, oxygen, medicines) for people who cannot afford it by gathering donations from private companies in a trust. The trust is on a platform that provides radical transparency of how money is spent and tells the story of the patients BOAT helps - find it at .

Lifebank Founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun.

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