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We need new blood

If you are wondering how you can become the agent of change that Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to be in his inaugural address as President, look no further – become a blood donor on Human Rights Day. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is implementing a mass blood drive next Wednesday, 21 March, […]

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SA’s blood transfusion services join with country’s premier university rugby competition to kick blood donation shortages into touch

The South African National Blood Service is delighted to announce that it has partnered with FNB Varsity Cup and the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) to foster a culture of blood donation among young South Africans. The partnership will run from this year to 2020 and is aimed at: ● Raising awareness around blood […]

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South Africa running out of blood

While South Africa’s financial stocks are breaking all kinds of records, another of the country’s stocks is not performing at all as well – the blood stocks. Blood supply in South Africa is at just 1.8 days of Group O stock, equating to less than 2 000 units, and donors are urgently needed to come […]

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For Blood Donor Month, 3M Nexcare™ sticks with the SANBS

During June, National Blood Donor Month, the SANBS has partnered with 3M Nexcare™ to promote the importance of donating blood – and encourage pledges to give blood. 3M Nexcare’s support for the SANBS forms part of its annual Give campaign, an annual global initiative. The theme for this year’s campaign, the fourth, is “Give Where […]

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It’s not just blood. It’s saving a nation

Melinda Samuels, Margie Symons, Lizie Ngcobo’s four-year-old daughter Chloé, Roelof Badenhorst. Their names are not known to most South Africans, but they are testament to the power that we all hold in our hands … the ability to save a life. Melinda, Margie, Chloé and Roelof are among the hundreds of thousands of South Africans […]

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