LifeBank is Tackling the Blood Shortage in Nigeria's Biggest City
9 monthes ago - By Newsweek
Two years ago on Valentine's Day, Temie Giwa-Tubosun gave birth to her son, Eniafe, in Minnesota, where her parents live in the U.S. Fittingly, Eniafe-a popular name among the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria-translates as “the one we love.”
The birth was complicated: Eniafe came seven weeks early and weighed just 2 pounds at birth. Both mother and child required intensive care. “I realized how easy it would have been to die in Nigeria,” says Giwa-Tubosun, 30. The country has a high maternal mortality rate- 814 deaths per 100,000 live births; the leading cause of those deaths is...
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