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‘Coronavirus can’t be transmitted through blood’

There is presently no evidence that supports the idea that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be transmitted through blood. This is according to the medical...

Shortage of blood could mean death for patients

THANDI XABA The country is facing a shortage of blood in the blood banks which could be putting lives at risk. According SA National Blood...

South Africa far away from getting synthetic blood

THANDI XABA According to scientists in the United Kingdom, the first clinical trial of the use of synthetic blood on humans will begin in 2017....

Blood Availability at Critical Levels

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is experiencing yet another difficult time with regards to blood collections. Almost 40 % of the blood,...

Public service announcement

The South African National Blood Service is requesting an urgent response to our call for blood donations. Our blood stocks are at a critical...

Alarmingly low blood stock levels

Traditionally, the month of September is a difficult time at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) owing to preliminary exams and preparation towards...