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Become part of a life-saving movement – become a blood donor

Become part of a life-saving movement – become a blood donor

 

September brings with it the beginning of spring which is often symbolic of new life and a new start for people after experiencing the cold winter weather. The South African National Blood Service would like to encourage everyone to join the family of donors who are dedicated to giving others the gift of life through the dedicated, ceremonial act of blood donation. In order to maintain a safe and sufficient blood supply, SANBS would like to encourage one and all to join the #donor100 movement in Parys where SANBS aims to enroll 100 new donors by the end of 2021. The #donor100 campaign includes the Parys, Tumahole and Schonkenville Communities.

SANBS has experienced a decrease in blood collections in Parys and would like to appeal to regular and new donors, especially the youth to become part of a life-saving movement by donating blood.

To become a blood donor, you must:

•Weigh at least 50kg

•Be between the ages of 16 and 75

•Be in good health

•Lead a safe sexual lifestyle

•Consider your blood safe for transfusion to a patient

Commit to donating blood regularly In the drive to consistently provide safe blood to patients across the country, the SANBS appeals to blood donors to continue to make a difference.

“Blood donation is a great way to give someone else more time to enjoy more celebratory days and moments with their friends and families. We urge you to spare 30 minutes of your time to make a life-saving difference this Heritage Day,” said Dr Karin van den Berg, SANBS Medical Director.

Through this year’s Heritage Month theme, ‘Living heritage’, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) encourages everyone to celebrate something that we all have in common regardless of our diverse backgrounds – blood. Together, we can create a living heritage by committing to donating blood regularly.

With one blood donation, you can save up to three lives.

SANBS would like to invite you to donate blood in Parys: Tuesday 14 September 2021 Reformed Church Hall, Corner of Loop & Paulsen Street, Parys 12:00 – 18:00 The target is 100 units of blood.

 

 

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