Blood donors thanked for ‘gift of life’

2017-05-18 06:01
=The SANBS Uitenhage Donor Service’s Club 25 Award went to Willem Olivier, Audrey Erasmus and Davian Stokes.

=The SANBS Uitenhage Donor Service’s Club 25 Award went to Willem Olivier, Audrey Erasmus and Davian Stokes.

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There is no artificial substitute for blood and because the need for blood is constant - so is the need for donations!

Therefore blood donors form part of an elite group of voluntary life savers in giving what can not be manufactured: blood.

“As a result of the ever increasing demand for blood, we need more people to realise the importance of blood donation and thereby help to save many lives,” said Nina van Wyk from the South African National Blood Service.

Transfusions of blood and blood components have become an essential part of healthcare today.

Blood is essential for treating accident victims, cancer patients after chemotherapy, surgery patients, burn wound victims and many others, and the only source is from blood donors.

We don’t just need to give blood in the event of tragedies or emergencies. Instead, it should be a normal and routine part of our lives.

Regular blood donations mean that there will be sufficient amounts of safe blood in stock.

The Uitenhage Blood Donor Centre wish to thank all blood donors for their time and precious blood. They recently held a donor function during which blood donor members received recognition for the units of blood donated.

SANBS continuously recruits and invite people to become members of this special group of life savers, through donating blood which is the gift of life.

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