Innovator: Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Founder, LifeBank
Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Temie Giwa-Tubosun Courtesy of Lifebank

Temie Giwa-Tubosun is fighting Nigeria's devastating blood shortage with LifeBank, an online brokerage that directly connects blood banks and hospitals. “We're like Amazon for blood banks,” she says. “Once we have their order, we deploy it where it's needed, using motorbikes and trucks.” Since beginning in Lagos in 2015, LifeBank has moved 11,000 pints and saved at least 2,500 lives. Giwa-Tubosun has already expanded into oxygen delivery and hopes to add vaccines and anti-venom.

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