Donate a lifetime

Every year…

Tens of thousands of South Africans make donations to the South African National Blood Services. Contrary to popular belief, however, these donors don’t just give us their blood.

Selflessly, without praise or compensation, these remarkable human beings give so much more. They donate experiences, opportunities and potential. They donate blank pages on which to write new chapters.

Thanks to them, an old woman has the chance to knit a jersey for her great grand-child, a young man gets to marry his childhood sweetheart, a little girl has the opportunity to win first prize at her school science fair. These stories are at the heart of everything SANBS does. It’s the reason to get up every morning and to never look at a blood bag as just a pint of blood. Instead, to see a lifeline – a lifeline that extends from one human to another, and continues on to form the lines of the pages on which new stories can be told. A blood donation is a seemingly small act. Yet it has massive significance: it allows stories like these to live.

These stories are at the heart of everything SANBS does. It’s the reason to get up every morning and to never look at a blood bag as just a pint of blood. Instead, to see a lifeline – a lifeline that extends from one human to another, and continues on to form the lines of the pages on which new stories can be told.

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