Donate blood this Christmas

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - On behalf of every patient that received a gift of life through selfless heroes that donated blood and blood products in 2019, the South African National Blood service would like to sincerely thank all blood donors giving their commitment to saving lives.

Mothers that gave birth. The cancer patient. The accident victim, are able to celebrate the Festive Season with their loved ones because of you.

Due to your dedication to saving lives, the national blood supply has been stable throughout 2019 and the national blood stock levels are currently at above 5 days’ of Group O stock.

SANBS would like to encourage all active donors, lapsed donors and potential blood donors to give the gift of life this holiday season while they are on holiday and enjoy a cup of Nespresso and free wi-fi whilst saving three lives.

The SANBS requires sufficient blood stock levels to cope with periods such as the holiday season, by far the greatest proportion of blood is vital in other situations, such as in childbirth and for cancer patients which makes it important that daily collections are sufficient to meet the demand.