About Francis & Redbank
Apart from helping with the blood demand by the hospitals and patients that needs them, Redbank also intend to help with blood supply to the blood banks. By using the Redbank platform, various blood donor organisations and blood banks can manage and keep inventory of all their blood donors. The platform automatically sends periodic reminders to all past donors, when they are due to donate blood again. The platform will also be used to recruit more blood donors for the blood banks and blood drive organisations, thereby making more blood available to the hospitals and patients that needs them. Also, using the Redbank platform, voluntary blood donors can always be aware of the nearest blood bank or blood donor organisations to them where they can donate blood.
Since launching the pilot in August 2015, 74 blood banks have been engaged in Lagos State and Redbank is working on getting the service implemented in the hospitals’ day-to-day work. Redbank’s vision is to be the first service that comes to mind in emergency situations. After perfecting the system in Nigeria, Redbank sees potential to scale to other Sub-Saharan African countries to solve the same problem.
The SE Outreach Accelerator will give Francis the opportunity and tools to reflect on and evaluate the progress made so far, in order to accelerate Redbank’s business growth and future social impact.