College to ‘Bleed for Madiba’

2015-07-02 06:00
=Rene Rayners (EMC), Jamile Christoffels (EMC), Maryke Harris (SANBS) andamp; Nicole Draai (EMC) are excited to announce the July blood drive challenge to all students and the public in general taking place at the various Eastcape Midlands College ca

=Rene Rayners (EMC), Jamile Christoffels (EMC), Maryke Harris (SANBS) andamp; Nicole Draai (EMC) are excited to announce the July blood drive challenge to all students and the public in general taking place at the various Eastcape Midlands College ca

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Eastcape Midlands College is literally ‘bleeding’ as part of Mandela Month and at the same time, displaying one of their core values which is ‘respecting community value’. Excellence runs in their veins and during July 2015, they will encourage staff members, students and members of the public to donate blood.

The South African National Blood Service, SANBS, celebrates July as Mandela Month and encourages the public to use part of their 67 minutes towards donating blood. Blood saves lives and ultimately creates new futures for those on the receiving end.

With a positive population growth and improved healthcare services, the demand for blood is constantly increasing. SANBS aims to collect 815 509 units of blood in 2015 and this can only be achieved with the on-going support from institutions such as Eastcape Midlands College.

No health system can function efficiently without a stable supply of safe blood. It is nothing short of a miracle that vital aspects of healthcare are in the hands of ordinary blood donors who selflessly donate their blood to improve the lives of complete strangers.

A person can donate blood every 56 days and a single unit of blood can be separated into three different components that can help save 3 lives. The basic criteria for becoming a blood donor is that you must be between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh more than 50kg and lead a safe and healthy lifestyle.

What will you do to make every day a Mandela Day?

Please support Eastcape Midlands College and SANBS by donating blood on the following days:

6 July EMC Brickfields Road Campus 09:00-15:00

24 July EMC Thanduxolo Campus

09:00-15:00

29 July EMC Park Avenue Campus

09:00-15:00

30 July EMC Heath Park Campus

09:00-15:00

31 July EMC High Street Campus

09:00-15:00

31 July EMC Charles Goodyear Campus 09:00-15:00

) For more information on blood donation, please visit www.sanbs.org.za, follow our Facebook page or contact our national call centre on 0800 11 90 31 toll free from a landline

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