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Thandeka gets to enjoy motherhood

Every time blood is donated it is tested and separated into its components, red blood cells, plasma and platelets. Each of these components is potentially given to patients with different conditions. The majority of the blood goes to hospitals to treat gynaecological conditions. One such patient who received the blood, is Thandeka Monageng. She received […]

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Donor Committees

• Are you passionate about saving lives? • Are you keen on being the ‘eyes and ears” of the Blood Service in your community? • Have you got ideas about creating awareness about the importance of blood donation in your community? • Are you willing to assist the Blood Service in overcoming blood shortages? Then […]

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Where would you get your blood from if we ran out?

If it weren’t for the SANBS, who knows what people would do to get blood when they needed it?  We created evocative scenarios where this alternative was crafted into reality. The public was confronted with the possibility of people selling blood on the streets. Needless to say, the consumers were shocked by these situations and […]

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Pop Stars? Rally Behind SANBS to help Save Lives

On 14 June, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) celebrated the globally recognised World Blood Donor Day in style. One of the highlights of the celebrations at the SANBS Headquarters, included a song launch and spectacular performance featuring South African pop icons, Vusi Nova and Amanda Black. The new single, titled Gaz’lam, celebrates blood […]

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Millennials to inject youthful new focus into SANBS

They are young, dynamic and bursting with ideas to propel the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) into the 21st century. Meet the inaugural Millennial Board of the SANBS, which is injecting fresh “blood” into the blood service. Known as the “Mill_Board”, it is made up of 10 SANBS employees from around the country who, […]

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Blood: thicker than you think

Giving birth and bringing that little human being into the world, holding them for the first time is one of the happiest and most fulfilling experiences in a woman’s life, at least that’s what we all hope until something goes wrong. It was Thursday, August 24 2017 at exactly 07:30 when I welcomed little Senzelwe […]

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We won Gold at the Prism Awards!!!!

SANBS’s hyperimmune campaign won gold at the prestigious Prism Awards on Sunday night. The Prism Awards are dedicated to outstanding achievements in the field of public relations and communications management in Southern Africa. “We’ve been struggling with the shortage of hyperimmune plasma regular donors in the past years. And we wanted a campaign that would […]

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