Saving Lives at Birth

The statistics are clear. Over one third of all maternal mortality in the developing world results from hemorrhage. Compounding this problem and contributing significantly to the death rate are very difficult transportation logistics from remote rural regions to key national medical centers, and endemic anemia in the female population.

Blood and its availability, is the greatest missing element in the toolkit of the medical practitioner challenged in remote and rural regions of the developing world. The Western World has a highly streamlined blood supply with centralized control and separation by centrifugation of blood into its components. The western world also uses very sophisticated apheresis blood collection instruments when seeking to harvest some specific components such as plasma for fractionation. Generally around 5% of the western populations contribute voluntary to the Blood Supply. By stark contrast in most of the developing world, much less than 0.5%, often less than 0.25% of the population contribute to the Blood supply, and even then, almost all blood is administered to patients as whole blood and not as separated components such as packed Red Blood Cells, which western society takes for granted.

Enabled by Hemanua's ProBlood disposable blood separation technology, the creation of mini Blood Banks, supporting even the most remote of maternity clinics can now, for the first time, become a reality and will have dramatic impact of the overall maternal mortality statistics at these locations.