On Wednesday, October 19, Donner Sang Compter, a non-profit organization, in partnership with Middle East University (MEU) hosted a blood drive on the MEU campus. Students and faculty members donated their blood for a reason: LIFE!
Abdo Saad, Communication Officer for DSC, gave an informational talk to dispute the common myths about donating blood. He talked about the importance of having blood available for emergencies and the shortage of blood stock in the country.
Students and faculty members then proceeded to the parking lot to donate blood. They had to fill out detailed forms with health-related questions to begin the process. The next step was undergoing a health screening to make sure they could donate blood. If all the steps were complete, the donor then was set up to start the blood extraction.
According to their website, Donner Sang Compter is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that raises awareness about voluntary blood donation, and provides blood for patients in need through a centralized database of potential donors and frequent blood donation campaigns in partnership with local blood banks.