CANSA relay for life 2016

2016-03-09 06:00
= Blood Buddy is showing his support to Lee-Anne Jones who works as a volunteer to arrange the annual CANSA Relay for Life event. Photo: SUPPLIED

= Blood Buddy is showing his support to Lee-Anne Jones who works as a volunteer to arrange the annual CANSA Relay for Life event. Photo: SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE South African National Blood Service and CANSA Relay For Life have teamed up and will be going all out for this year’s event.

The eighth annual CANSA Relay For Life in Port Elizabeth will be held from 6pm on Friday, March 11 to 6am on Saturday, March 12.

The event is taking place at the Victoria Park High School Sport Fields and will include a blood drive.

A total of 26% of the national blood supply goes to patients who are being treated for cancer as many people battling cancer require blood transfusions as part of their treatment.

The initiative is aimed at remembering those who lost their battle, as well as celebrating those who survived.

SANBS Public Relations Practitioner in the Port Elizabeth branch, Maryke Harris, said, “This platform is ideal for people to realize the importance of blood donation and we would like to invite everyone to give the gift of life, by donating blood at this event.”

Relay For Life is an international movement that unites cancer survivors and the communities that care about them. It offers everyone in a community, both young and old, the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer and to honour those who have been touched by cancer.

At the 2015 CANSA Relay For Life event 24 units were collected and SANBS is aiming to double that this year.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

Embracing sustainability in tobacco agriculture

In Sub-Saharan Africa, farming represents a subsistence lifestyle for millions of people. In recent years though, the development of farming into an economic activity has made a real change in how the land is used in providing for the population.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.