“Back in 2006, the grandfather of a friend needed urgent transfusion and we failed to find donors for him because of his very rare blood type (AB-). He died because he wasn’t able to get the right blood at the right time! Frustrating! No one should be allowed to beg for blood… or even worse to die because they can’t find it” Y.T.
Till date, there is still no substitute for human blood. With the current replacement system in Lebanon, patients only receive blood if they are able to get family and friends to make donations in their name. With a yearly need of around 150,000 blood units and 10,000 platelets units, many cannot find their need with devastating results.
With nationwide awareness campaigns, we are looking to engage the largest number of voluntary blood donors to donate their time and blood to help patients in need, anonymously and without anything in return, with the aim to reach a sustainable flow of blood to all blood banks in the country.
DSC is a Lebanese, independent, non-profit, and non-governmental organization registered on the 31st of May at the Ministry of Interior & Municipalities (MOIM#865) [Governmental Approval PDF].