Remember the nation’s blood this September

2015-08-27 06:00

SEPTEMBER is a month when South Africans come together to acknowledge the unifying heritage and the many joys of living in a diverse country.

As you don your traditional garb to mark Heritage Day on 24 September, the South African National Blood Service calls on you to celebrate another thing we have in common – our nation’s blood.

Together, SANBS and its loyal donors aim to collect 3000 units of life-saving blood each day in order to give life to mothers in labour, accident victims, cancer survivors and thousands of others in need blood transfusions.

“It is a remarkable notion that this precious fluid that runs through my veins could be exactly what you might need,” said SANBS communications manager Vanessa Raju.

Raju explained that even though seasons change, the demand for blood and its various products remains a priority throughout – the blood service must always keep stocks stable.

“Whether you prefer cool drink to a cold beer, roasted butternut to a grilled boerewors, this Heritage Month help us sustain our treasured resource, our nation’s blood supply,” urges Raju.

SANBS encourages South Africans to join its family of donors dedicated to giving others the gift of life. For more information on how to become a donor visit www.sanbs.org.za/ and Facebook www.facebook.com/SANBS.

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