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About the SANBS

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is an independent non-profit organisation and one of the leaders in the discipline of blood transfusion. SANBS operates in eight out of nine provinces in South Africa (except the Western Cape, which is serviced by the Western Cape Blood Service). It also provides crucial support to countries in the SADC region.

SANBS supplies over one million blood products annually and is rated among the top blood services in the world.  This pedigree comes, as a result of world-class testing and collection protocols that ensure that the blood which is transfused is always of top quality.

Blood is processed into its constituent components; red blood cells, plasma and platelets therefore in principle a single blood donation can save three lives.

Issued by:

Khensani Mahlangu

SANBS Communication Officer

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