Temie Giwa-Tubosun - Saving lives through her LifeBank.


Do you know that there is someone that needs a blood transfusion every two seconds? Giving blood can save up to 3 human lives, and many of the recipients are children, pregnant women, cancer patients, accident victims or patients undergoing surgery.

Temie Giwa-Tubosun launched LifeBank in 2016. LifeBank is a healthcare technology and logistics start-up, that facilitates the transmission of blood from labs across the country. The company's mission is to save a million lives across Africa in 10 years. The company claims to have moved 16816 units of blood to hospitals and screen centers since it started.

Temie Giwa-Tubosun was born on the 4th of Dec, 1985. She was born as Oluwaloni Olamide Giwa in Ila Orangun in Osun State. At the age of 15, she and her family moved to the United State where she went to Osseo Senior High School, Minnesota. She had her Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her Masters of Science from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

She came back to Nigeria in August 2012. As a health entrepreneur, she founded LifeBank formerly called One Percent Project.

LifeBank is a company in the business of blood donations, blood products, vaccines and oxygen for hospitals and health centers across Africa. The company has about 5,504 donors and served about 848 hospitals. The company Temie Giwa-Tubosun started has saved over 2,000 people.

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