LIFESTYLE NEWS - During the last week blood stocks have dropped below the ideal level of five days cover due to the holiday period and associated decrease in blood donations and 3 500 donations is required daily to meet the demand of patients.
Due to the loyalty of our regular blood donors and the increasing number of South Africans who have started donating, 2019 was a successful year for the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).
Blood stock levels were adequate throughout the year and well over a million blood products were issued to patients requiring blood transfusions. The SANBS wishes to thank all blood donors for their support during 2019.
SANBS encourages the public and current blood donors to find time to donate blood and help them ensure another year of sufficient blood products so that every patient requiring a life-saving blood transfusion receives it when needed.
Each blood donation can save up to three lives.
Bring your friends and family and commit to starting the year on a good note and offer someone in need an opportunity to do the same with their loved ones.
Visit www.sanbs.org.za or contact 0800 11 9031 to find out where you can donate blood.
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