The Movement

Why it started, how it is growing
and everything in between

Our Mission
About DSC

“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].

Everyone has a story, here’s ours about
How It All
Started

How can a country stand on its feet if its own people are not reconciled? Recent severe conflicts have completely dissolved the trust between the Lebanese population, leaving the country segmented in various conflicting groups. We still have a long way to achieve the reconciliation and unity we aim for but we are determined to keep working harder with the youth in this country to build a more peaceful future for everyone.

We believe the only way to build a solid foundation starts by bringing people to work hard together, voluntarily, for a shared goal. We believe that bringing the youth to work together, voluntarily, for a shared goal will reinforce mutual understanding and trust between them. We have made it our mission to promote and engage in acts of solidarity and civic responsibleness that build bridges between people from all different backgrounds. Such acts of unity for a common purpose spread hope for a better future in the hearts of those who do them, those who receive them, and those who witness them. For positive change to emerge, everyone affected by a destructive conflict has to be involved to achieve reconciliation, justice and peace.

Besides the positive social outcomes that emerge from engaging in the community, volunteering by donating blood or taking part of various activities, contributes to five different aspects of every person’s well-being:

Moral
Developing a strong sense of patriotism and civic responsibility
Mental
Acquiring diverse knowledge, skills and finding sense of purpose
Physical
Adopting healthier choices in food consumption, physical activity
Social
Widening the network and the sense of belonging
Spiritual
Serving for the greater good, being at peace with oneself

So we count on you to join us in our mission and pump hope within our communities by giving a little of our time, energy and blood for those who need it!

A Word From The Founder
Yorgui Teyrouz
Founder & President
DSC is on a mission for humanity. Donors and volunteers work tirelessly, willingly, and compassionately across different fronts, to build connections between Lebanese people and help in healing a broken society. Driven purely by unconditional giving, our ever-growing family has one goal in mind: endlessly pumping hope across Lebanon to ensure a better future for everyone.
DSC is on a mission for humanity. Donors and volunteers work tirelessly, willingly, and compassionately across different fronts, to build connections between Lebanese people and help in healing a broken society. Driven purely by unconditional giving, our ever-growing family has one goal in mind: endlessly pumping hope across Lebanon to ensure a better future for everyone.
Meet The Team
Operations

Donner Sans Compter (DSC) was founded with the aim of being the entity linking voluntary blood donors to patients desperately looking for blood. This could only be achieved through an extensive series of awareness and recruitment campaigns to engage the largest number of youths looking for ways to give back to their community.

To be able to serve efficiently, a call center was set-up as part of the Emergency Response Program to remain operational 24/7 throughout the year in order to receive calls of the worried families of patients in need asking for blood. These requests are matched, anonymously, with eligible blood donors through an advanced patients and donors management system; and contacted donors who are willing, head to the nearest blood bank to try to donate. However, the constant emergency state puts pressure on everyone involved in the process.

A more proactive and efficient approach was necessary and therefore, DSC introduced the concept of blood drives through its Proactive Response Program in 2011 at various public and private areas such as corporates, universities, malls, or other public places; in collaborations with blood banks all over the country.

We are continuously working on improving the efficiency of our operations by intensifying the number of blood drives and strengthening our call center to serve the largest number of requests received. However, solving this problem that concerns us all, requires us to join efforts together and get actively involved in this cause to keep the blood flowing!


How it works

When hospitals ask families to provide blood units for their patients, they often don’t know where to turn to. They start searching desperately among their friends and relative hoping to find their need in time. Our call center was established with a primary role to be on the receiving end of these distressed calls and to assist the families in their search in a bid to relieve them from this stress.

These demands are matched with eligible regular blood donors who are registered in our database and that are directed to donate once we confirm their availability and preliminary eligibility adopted universally. However, the final eligibility is confirm at the blood bank where the donation is taking place according to each hospital’s constantly updated requirements. Unfortunately, Lebanon does not yet have unified eligibility criteria adopted in all blood banks which would reduce enormously the rate of donor deferrals and improve the efficiency of the blood donation system and the service DSC offers. The process is explained further in the figure below:


Blood Request
Once donors arrive to the blood bank, they are assisted by blood bank technicians to fill a detailed questionnaire and undergo a vitals check-up (blood pressure, temperature, hemoglobin level) to confirm that they are healthy and fit to donate. This is necessary to ensure a safe blood transfusion to donors and to the receiving patients. Blood banks keep the families updated with any additional blood the patient might need based on the situation at hand.
Call Center Operator
Call Center Operator
Operators immediately store incoming demands in our donor management system and start looking for donors with matching blood types, living in nearby areas and have completed the required resting time between donations. Operators start calling donors until they find a willing match and keep the concerned person accompanying the patient updated with the results of the search.
Blood Donor
Willing donors are provided with the necessary details and schedule their donations according to their availability within the opening times of the concerned blood bank. Donors donate anonymously and keep the call center informed with the progress of their donation, respecting the privacy ethics of blood donation.
Blood Bank
Families are requested by the hospital where the patient is being treated to provide the necessary blood units to be able to carry out the medical interventions. Hundreds of calls for emergencies such as accidents, childbirth, surgeries and for chronic cancer or thalassemia patients are received every day. Demands should typically be fulfilled within 48 hours as most of them are usually on urgent basis.
Impact
124,707
Incoming Demands
117,608
Donors Mobilized
47,073
Units Donated
142
Blood Banks Served
How it works

The concept of Blood Drives is widespread internationally as it has been a proven method for sustainable blood flow to blood banks. It ensures that hospitals maintain a high stock level of blood products in a more proactive way to better serve their patients.

DSC introduced this core activity to Lebanon in 2011 and has conducted blood drives all over the country with various hosts, whether private or public such as universities, corporates, public spaces, municipalities, events, and religious places. It is particularly interesting as it offers the donors a more enjoyable experience to donate outside the premises of hospitals and is not operated under emergency circumstances.

Our wide network of volunteers around the country and our expanding fleet enable us to reach out to various hosts in their areas who generously offer us their space and mobilize donors in their organization as a honorable contribution to the community. Every blood drive is conducted in partnership with a hospital’s blood bank who are in charge of the safe blood draw throughout the event and the collection of blood units once it is over.

1,080
Blood Drives
38,269
Units Collected
43
Partnering Hospitals
448
Total Hosts
Want to host a blood drive?

Your organization consists of more than 50 employees and you want to play a vital role in reducing the pressure everyone suffers from due to the shortage of blood? Do you know about a public event taking place at your area and want to add a life-saving aspect to it? We are here to make it happen!

Partners & Awards

In partnership with several local and global alliances, Donner Sang Compter is constantly working on improving the processes towards more effective and up-to-date approaches. With a selection of local and international partners joining the cause, we believe in a greater impact.

As of 2015, Donner Sang Compter is officially a member of Global Blood Fund in Lebanon.

Partners

The International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations is an international organization representing voluntary, anonymous, and non-remunerated blood donors.

BPS is a pure-play channel cloud aggregator & value-added distributor. BPS offers multi-vendor licensing programs, partner technical services & support, partner business development & SAM advisory.

Uber Technologies, Inc. is an American technology company. Its services include ride-hailing, food delivery, package delivery, couriers and freight transportation. In collaboration with DSC, Uber offers free rides to blood donors heading to hospitals or blood banks.

A dedicated team of automation consultants bringing over 25 years of experience in the field of digital transformation, delivering repeatable quality and value with Business Analysts, RPA Developers, Solution Architects and Infrastructure Architecture.

Ranalytics facilitates the complex process of data analytics through technical innovation with an outstanding team of data analysts, developers, technological leaders, and academics who are all working for the same goal: help companies make sense of their data and empower small to medium size businesses to explore, visualize and share their big data with their organization.

Awards & Fellowships

Ashoka is an international organization that promotes social entrepreneurship by affiliating individual social entrepreneurs into the Ashoka organization.

The Hult Prize is the world's foremost platform for the creation and launch of for-good, for-profit startups.

The King Abdullah II Award for Excellence in Government Performance and Transparency is considered the highest award of excellence for the public sector on the national level.

DSC received the King Abdullah II award for its youth innovation and achievement.

Synergos is a non-profit organization which aims to reduce globla poverty through partnerships between government, business, civil society, and local communities.

DSC received the Synergos Arab Social Innovator award for the year of 2011.

National Volunteer Service Program (NVSP), in the context of the annual AUB-USJ NGO Fair. The second phase of the NVSP, a World Bank funded project, seeks to improve social stability and service delivery in the most vulnerable Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees through youth volunteering, soft skills development, and psychosocial awareness activities.

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