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Be part of the ‘1 Day-1 Nation-5000 Units of Blood’ campaign

Vryheid Pick ‘n Pay: 09:00 – 15:00

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS), together with the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), will host their first ‘1 Day-1 Nation-5000 Units of Blood’ campaign on Saturday in the hope of collecting (you guessed it) 5000 units of blood. “We are very excited to host the first ‘1 Day-1 Nation-5000 Units of Blood’ campaign. We hope that all South Africans who are eligible to donate blood will support us on this day,” says WCBS Public Relations Manager Marike Carli.
Both blood services anticipate blood stock shortages leading up to the winter months. Blood stock levels tend to decline during the Easter period, as well as school holidays, as donors make their way to holiday destinations. Therefore, blood donation might not always be top priority. Ramadan started on March 11, which also adds additional pressure to the blood stock levels as Muslim donors cannot donate during the fast. “Right now, we need all the help we can get – from current and potential donors. Moreover, we ask South Africans to become regular donors. By donating blood regularly, we can easily maintain safe stock levels throughout the year,” says Thandi Mosupye (Senior Manager: Marketing, Communication and Brand for SANBS).
So join the WCBS and SANBS on April 13 at any of the following participating blood donation clinics:
In Northern KwaZulu-Natal (SANBS):
• Newcastle Mall: 09:00 – 16:00;
• San Marco Centre, Ladysmith: 09:00 – 16:00;
• Vryheid Pick ‘n Pay: 09:00 – 15:00;
• Dundee Boulevard: 09:00 – 16:00.
If you are between 16 and 75 years old, weigh 50kg or more, are in good general health, and consider your blood safe to transfuse to a patient, you should be able to donate. For more information or to find your closest donation site, visit www.sanbs.org.za or call 0800 11 9031.

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