The South African National Blood Service is requesting an urgent response to our call for blood donations. Our blood stocks are at a critical level with between 1.5 -1.9 days, as opposed to the required 5 days.
There has been an unexpected poor turnout of donors over the recent weeks, which has had a great impact on blood collections. The upcoming holidays and examination period will further impact number of donors who turn out to donate blood and SANBS is therefore calling on all eligible and current donors to make blood donation their highest priority, because you will never know when you or your loved one may need this precious life resource.
This critical blood shortage has resulted in SANBS requesting all hospitals and medical staff to cut back on planned operations.
We are urging regular blood donors to make a commitment to donating blood. To find your nearest blood donor centre call us Toll Free: 0800-119-031 or visit: www.sanbs.org.za or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Issued by SANBS