Ashoka Fellow
Bangladesh
Fellow Since 2002
LUSTRE
    This description of Laila Arzumand Banu's work was prepared when Laila Arzumand Banu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
    Introduction
    In semi-urban and rural Bangladesh, where blood for critical operations is in short supply, Laila Arzumand Banu is setting up financially self-sufficient blood banks that significantly reduce the cost to patients whose lives depend on affordable blood.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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