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Lebanese student encourages others to donate blood to save lives

If you live in a country with no centralized blood bank, where do you go if you need a transfusion? For Lebanese pharmacy student, Yorgui Keyrouz, the answer was his mobile phone. Lebanon’s health sector was in tatters following the country’s 15 year civil war, so Yorgui started an initiative to fill the gaping hole and he’s saved 15,000 lives already.

Yorgui Keyrouz

Yorgui Keyrouz started the blood bank on his mobile phone

Samar Khoury

Samar Khoury is ready to give

Listen to the report by Dalila Mahdawi:

Blood Bank in Lebanon


Wednesday 16.05.2012 | 14:15