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New teammates convert rugby players to tackle blood shortages

South African rugby fans will tell you their blood runs green and gold, but when it really counts, they all know that the tried and tested red variety is what really saves the day.

To drive home the message, SANBS, Western Province Blood Transfusion Service and the country’s most prestigious university rugby tournament, the FNB Varsity Cup have become blood brothers.

They have formed a partnership that will promote the gift of blood donation throughout the 2018 season from 29 January to 16 April. The sponsorship will increase awareness of the importance of regular blood donations and donors’ vital role as a cornerstone of the South African healthcare system.

Not only will the university students be given the opportunity to vote for their team of choice, but blood donors will participate as well, with every blood drive and donor centre inviting donors to pledge their donation to their favourite Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield teams,irrespective of where they live or where they donate.

Follow your team’s progress in the rugby and in the blood donation stakes during every televised match on SuperSport as well as on 5FM and social media.
Don’t miss out – #maketheteam.