LifeBank, Nigerian-owned blood delivering blood, oxygen and other essential medical products has launched today in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a platform that makes blood available when and where it is needed to save lives. The company currently connects registered blood banks to hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, and Lagos.
Life Bank Africa founder and CEO, Temie Giwa-Tubosun tweeted about its launch in Kenya and the new identity.
New Country. New Name. New website! Hello @LifeBankCares! Hello Kenya, we are so honored to continue our work of rescuing vulnerable people and driving impact at scale! Promise Kept everyone! Your fauvorite little startup that could is ready! https://t.co/KQ8tZpsyhE ✊🏾🐝🖤 pic.twitter.com/lAR6JuLwse— Temie Giwa-Tubosun (@temite) September 15, 2020
The company official social media pages made this statement in response to the launch.
“Thank you, Kenya for the warm welcome. We are inspired by the stories and voices of Kenyans. We have listened and are glad to proffer solutions, let’s do more together!”
LifeBank Cares Kenya country Lead, Santana Muthoni also tweeted about the launch and how happy she is to save more life in her country.
This is the company’s first expansion outside nigeria after a whole year of preparation. Temie Giwa-Tubosun is the Founder & CEO of LifeBank Ng, a platform that tackles blood shortage in the country. LifeBank Cares expansion to Kenya is part of its company vision to continue saving lives. LifeBank has saved over 5,300 lives. Its mission is to save as many lives if everyone has access to the essential medical products needed to keep them alive.
How Temie Giwa-Tubosun started LifeBank?
Temie Giwa-Tubosun, a health manager who suffered complications when she was seven months pregnant in 2014 is the brain behind ‘LifeBank’
In a statement to CNN, Giwa explained how she was rushed to the hospital where doctors carried out an emergency C-section.
“I realized after I had my son that the highest cause of maternal mortality is postpartum hemorrhage, the most important thing you can do when a mum is hemorrhaging is replace the blood she has lost, even if you can’t stop the bleeding,”
The fact that she could have died in childbirth motivated her to work towards making blood more accessible for others and she founded LifeBank in 2016.
A new identity
The new official website is www.lifebankcares.com with a new identity “LifeBank Cares”
Visit the official LifeBank Cares Kenya website here
Life Bank founded in 2016 operates with a mission to save 1 million Lives across Africa. It is a medical distribution company that uses data, technology and smart logistics to improve the discoverability, delivery, affordability and safety of essential medical products such as blood and other blood-related products, as well as oxygen, to hospitals in Nigeria.