LifeBank Nigeria – Solving the Problem of Blood Scarcity in Nigeria

LifeBank
LifeBank is a platform that makes blood available when and where it is needed in Nigeria to save lives. We mobilise blood donations, take inventory of all blood available in the country, and deliver blood in the right condition to the point of need.
LifeBank App is an intuitive blood donor database that inspires committed Africans to give blood and save lives in their community. LifeBank Plus is an enterprise marketplace for hospitals and blood banks. The app helps clients to source for the best blood and blood products that patients need. The nimble logistics system helps to deliver the products to patients on time and also provides a simple payment system that works.

Overview

Headquarters:     Yaba, Lagos
Description:         We connect hospitals with the best blood banks across the region.
Founders:             Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Categories:           Technology, Logistics, and Health
Website:                http://www.lifebank.ng

LifeBank Founder

Products/Services

LifeBank App

LifeBank Plus – We connect hospitals with the best blood banks across the region. We are building the future of African healthcare

Company Details

Founded:          2015
Contact:           hello@lifebank.ng | 0909-716-7238
Employees:      11 – 50

Founding Story

In an interview with ConnectNigeria, O O Nwoye shares the story behind the founding of LifeBank:
“Ever heard the phrase “there’s an app for that”? Well, that was really where the kernel of this idea came about. I had gotten just about the 10  broadcast on my bbm requesting for someone needing a blood donation and I thought, “There should be an app for this.” I got up and wrote Blood Bank App on my whiteboard. One thing about me- an idea never lets me rest. It’s always niggling at the back of my mind.
Luckily one day, just playing around on LinkedIn, I stumbled on a profile heading a site called  nePercentProject.org. I checked it out and to my surprise, it was about getting one percent of the Nigerian population to donate blood. Can you imagine?!
So I reached out to Temie Giwa, the founder of the One Percent Project, and we decided to build an app within three days. I remember last year, there was this one guy who had leukaemia, and they were looking for a bone marrow match. The memory of what happened to that man fuelled my inspiration as well. We got the best coding guys and sent them an email, and thank God, about 95% of them agreed.  CCHub also agreed to give us a venue, and HelloFood gave us food, and the result is what you see now.”

Team at LifeBank Nigeria

LifeBank Team

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