SANBS pumps up efforts for Nelson Mandela Day

2015-07-15 06:00
Cole Cameron (Igazi Foundation) and Msimelelo Lose (SANBS) team up for Mandela Day.
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Cole Cameron (Igazi Foundation) and Msimelelo Lose (SANBS) team up for Mandela Day. Photo: SUPPLIED

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IN support of upcoming Nelson Mandela Day, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is appealing to all South Africans to honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy and give the gift of life – blood.

On Saturday, July 18, a special blood drive will be taking place at Bay West Mall from 9am-2pm in association with the Igazi Foundation’s Marrow Masakhane.

“We are encouraging people to spend a portion of their 67 minutes by donating blood and hopefully, we can reach our aim of collecting 67 units of blood on Mandela Day.

“This blood drive is also special, as we are partnering with the Igazi Foundation and their focus is to create awareness regarding the South African Bone Marrow Registry,” said Nina van Wyk, SANBS Public Relations Practitioner, Port Elizabeth Branch.

Blood donation is one of the simplest ways to make a difference to the lives of others and it is something you can continue to do every 56 days.

Currently the South African National Blood Service is experiencing a critical blood shortage with only 1.5 days blood stock nationally.

The SANBS therefore appeals to the public to support blood donation as every unit of blood is needed.

To become a blood donor you must:

•Be between the ages of 16-65 years

•Weigh more than 50kg

•Have eaten a good meal before donating

•Lead a sexually safe lifestyle

•Be healthy on the day of donation.

Other Donor Sites open on Mandela Day (18 July) include:

•Walmer Park Shopping Centre (PnP Promotional Court) 9am-2pm

•Walker Drive Donor Centre (above Bonamia) 8am-2pm

•Port Elizabeth Donor Centre (next to Provincial Hospital) 8am-12pm

)For more information, visit www.sanbs.org.za or call 0800 11 9031

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