TEDxBeirut - Yorgui Teyrouz - Transforming a Tragedy





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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

Yorgui Teyrouz
Founder and actual President of DSC

Facebook: Donner Sang Compter / Yorgui Teyrouz
Twitter: @DSCorg / @yorguiteyrouz

Yorgui Teyrouz is a pharmacy student at the Lebanese American University. He's been a scout for 15 years. He also served in the Red Cross in 2003 for a year.

Yorgui is the founder of Donner Sang Compter (DSC), and he has been working to better the blood donation cause in Lebanon for the past 5 years. Lebanon lacks a national blood bank, or any public blood donation service and awareness about the importance of voluntary blood donation is often nonexistent. DSC is composed of young volunteers from various social and professional backgrounds.

Their job is to raise awareness about voluntary blood donation across the Lebanese territory: from schools and universities, to churches and mosques, to movie theatres and even nightclubs. Along with awakening young people to the vital importance of the selfless act itself, DSC is encouraging them to become voluntary blood donors. The service is completely free of charge and relies solely on the registered donors' selfless efforts to help save a life.

When he's not donating blood, running his NGO or studying, Yorgui goes camping and loves to discover new places in Lebanon. His activities are all about friends and team sports. Reggae music keeps him smiling and is a part of his daily life.

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