Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
This description of Laila Arzumand Banu's work was prepared when Laila Arzumand Banu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
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.
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