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South Africa running out of blood

While South Africa’s financial stocks are breaking all kinds of records, another of the country’s stocks is not performing at all as well – the blood stocks. Blood supply in South Africa is at just 1.8 days of Group O stock, equating to less than 2 000 units, and donors are urgently needed to come […]

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SANBS ambassador

The glitz, glamour, applause and adulation that are part of the Idols competition have done little to change the charismatic Khaya Mthethwa. Winner of the coveted Idols title in 2012, the man who thrilled judges and audiences alike with his talent is now an ordained pastor who has also built an enviable reputation as a […]

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For Blood Donor Month, 3M Nexcare™ sticks with the SANBS

During June, National Blood Donor Month, the SANBS has partnered with 3M Nexcare™ to promote the importance of donating blood – and encourage pledges to give blood. 3M Nexcare’s support for the SANBS forms part of its annual Give campaign, an annual global initiative. The theme for this year’s campaign, the fourth, is “Give Where […]

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SANBS design agency nabs international award

Donating blood is not simply about relinquishing a unit of the precious, life-saving fluid. It’s also very much about that life after it is saved. This is at the heart of the South African National Blood Service’s striking new corporate identity – one that has just won a prestigious international award. MullenLowe Johannesburg, part of […]

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Media Release: BE THE 1

SANBS joins Cristiano Ronaldo, Abbott and urges youth to BE THE 1TM Donor The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has rallied behind international movement BE THE 1TM Donor to inspire young people to become life-long blood and plasma donors and help save lives. This international movement was conceptualised by a global healthcare company, Abbott, […]

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SANBS operations chief appointed as head of international body

The Chief Operations Officer of the South African Blood Service (SANBS), Ravi Reddy, has been installed as President of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) at its 34th International Congress, currently underway in Dubai. The ISTB, a scientific body for transfusion medicine professionals, was established in 1935 as a platform for exchanging knowledge and […]

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Media Release: Missing types

Global call for blood donors of the future Blood services around the world join Missing Type campaign to reverse decline in new donors Survey reveals 30% drop in new donors across 21 countries last year compared to decade ago South African National Blood Service (SANBS) says new young donors are needed in South Africa Campaign […]

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Media Release : Give a tomorrow

Give blood, #GiveATomorrow When Patience Thusi, a school teacher in KwaZulu-Natal, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in 2010 she thought she would not live to see her two daughters reach adulthood. Her life changed the moment she learned that her bone marrow was not producing enough red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. Since […]

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