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UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS OF BLOOD

By Willem van der Merwe: SANBS Senior Specialist Donor Relations Maintaining adequate blood stocks is an ongoing challenge for many countries. In South Africa, less than 1% of the population are active blood donors – and with each unit of blood lasting only 42 days after collection, it is important for blood donors to donate […]

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COLLECTION OF BLOOD FROM VACCINATED DONORS

https://sanbs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Collection-of-Blood-from-Vaccinated-Donors.pdf Dear Valued SANBS Stakeholder With the roll out of the national COVID-19 vaccination programme, more South Africans, including blood donors, are queueing up to get the COVID jab. SANBS does not defer vaccinated persons from donating, nor do we record whether a donor was vaccinated or not. This is in line with other international […]

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