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31 Aug 2013
12:00 pm

Challenge to South Africans to donate blood.

It's that time of the year again when Tiger Wheel and Tyre and the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) offer South Africans the chance to donate blood and, in the process, to make a difference.

The national September Blood Drive runs from September 1 to 30 and if you’re between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh more than 50kgs, lead a sexually safe lifestyle and are generally healthy, then you are eligible to donate blood at any of the SANBS donor centres, countrywide.

This year the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) is also joining this drive to ensure there is always safe and sufficient blood supply for patients in need of a blood transfusion. To thank you for making a difference, each donor donating blood in this period at participating SANBS or WPBTS centres during the September Blood Drive will get a voucher for free wheel balancing that can be redeemed at any Tiger Wheel and Tyre store before October 12.

That’s not all though. After donating if you SMS the word Tiger and your blood unit number to 32715, you’ll also stand a chance to win one of three Tiger Wheel and Tyre gift cards, valued at R5 000, R3 000 and R1 000 for first, second and third place.

“The SANBS tagline for the September Blood Drive really sums up the essence of this campaign,” said Joe du Plooy group marketing director of TiAuto. “We get so busy with family, work and other commitments that our best intentions fall by the wayside.

“We ask that people take a minute and think about the implications of donating blood and consider how this simple act of kindness can make a life or death difference for somebody in need.”

To find out more about the September Blood Drive, visit Tiger Wheel and Tyre’s website at www.twt.to and for a list of participating donor centres visit the SANBS website at www.sanbs.org.za and the WPBTS website at www.wpblood.org.za.