Author: Lasith Madurasinghe

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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Blood Cells

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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Give a tomorrow

Just like a pen can’t keep writing without ink, we need blood to stay alive and healthy. If you donate blood today, you can give someone the chance to continue writing their life story. Every blood donation can save a life and give someone a tomorrow. Our featured stories were created with you in mind. […]

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Sit down to save lives

  Sit down to save lives   The aim of the chair activation is to make South Africans aware of the huge impact that their blood donation can have. In fact 1 pint of blood saves 3 lives. Our installation involved a chair that was connected to three empty blood bags shaped like people with […]

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