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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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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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