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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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It’s not just blood. It’s saving a nation

Melinda Samuels, Margie Symons, Lizie Ngcobo’s four-year-old daughter Chloé, Roelof Badenhorst. Their names are not known to most South Africans, but they are testament to the power that we all hold in our hands … the ability to save a life. Melinda, Margie, Chloé and Roelof are among the hundreds of thousands of South Africans […]

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We’re jump-starting blood donation!

First they were bright pink, then they were camouflaged – and now they’re going to be blood red. Any guesses as to what they are, and why? If you figured out that we’re talking about funky car batteries, then you’ve got your finger on the pulse of South African marketing (or you’re a serious petrolhead). […]

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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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SANBS to digitise 30m blood donation records annually

Processing 800,000 blood donations a year creates quite a paper trail, and considering that lives are literally at stake, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is required to follow a rigorous process as documents flow through each phase – from donor, all the way to the patient who benefits from a blood donation. Massive […]

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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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