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Platelets Group O
Where can I donate?
Your blood saves lives.
Less than 1% of South Africans are active blood donors. A unit of blood only lasts 42 days after donation and, for this reason, it is important for blood donors to donate regularly. Donors can give blood as often as every eight weeks.
Every unit of blood can save a minimum of three lives as blood is separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets.
SANBS aims to collect 3000 units of blood per day to ensure a safe and sufficient blood supply in the health care system. This is the journey of 1 unit of donated blood.
There are many SANBS blood donation centres open to the public. To find the location nearest to you, click on our map. Or you may consider motivating your employer to host a blood drive at your offices for the convenience of all staff members.
Am I eligible?
Generally you can donate if you are healthy and lead a low risk lifestyle.
“Healthy” means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, “healthy” also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.
“Risky behaviour”, such as having sex with someone you dont know or injecting yourself with drugs, means that you have been at risk of contracting transfusion transmissible infections such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C. We rely on your honesty and ask that you NOT donate if you have engaged in risky behaviour.
You must consider your blood safe for transfusion to a patient.
- @WmJRossHoefling @GNLabuschagne Hi unfortunateley you can only participate in one of the two 8h ago
- @WmJRossHoefling @GNLabuschagne ordinary blood donation is every 56 day and that takes about 30 to 45 minutes 10h ago
- @WmJRossHoefling @GNLabuschagne Hi the process is about 80 to 100 minutes and yes you are plugged in twice , this p… https://t.co/i1zZoGG1y6 10h ago
- RT @Miss_Mavi: @TherealMadamT @Natasha_Thahane Aaah... and we will keep donating. Seeing how my blood helps makes me donate blood as often as I can. 1d ago
- Thank you for sharing your story of how blood donors have helped you with their selfless donations ❤️ https://t.co/Dwt8vyyIKo 1d ago
DATE: 13 MARCH 2019 ISSUED BY THE SANBS CHAIRMAN – MS GETTY SIMELANE The Board of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) noted the Citizen Report that claims “CEO pay bleeds SANBS” of 11 March 2019 and the editorial published the following day. As the Board is responsible for the appointment and the remuneration […]
When it comes to sustaining life, there’s one vital liquid without which humans can’t survive. Coffee. That, and blood. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) now offers both. SANBS and Nespresso have joined forces to bring world-class coffee blends to our life saving heroes and heroines. If you need a quick pick-me-up after donating, […]
Donors can earn tickets to the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 JOHANNESBURG, 11 October 2018 – The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and Global Citizen today announced a partnership to highlight the importance of donating blood #ForLife. Global Citizen will partner with SANBS to motivate young South Africans to donate blood in order to […]