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Development of the Hemafuse Autologous Transfusion Device to Treat Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sisu Global Health (previously, DIIME and CentriCycle) is creating a new standard of care for autologous blood transfusion. The Hemafuse is handheld, electricity-independent, locally-affordable tool designed be a safer, faster replacement. The device is syringe-like to manually suction and filter the blood for transfusion in a sterile, closed environment; decreasing risk of clots and of infection and promises to decrease the mortality of women.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.