Blood donors needed for 2012
Johannesburg - The SA National Blood Service on Wednesday appealed to the public to donate blood regularly.
"This is a special appeal to the public to find at least 30 minutes every 56 days and donate blood, with a commitment to donate a minimum of four times through 2012," spokesperson Vanessa Raju said.
The service aims to collect 3 000 units of blood a day.
But because of the holiday season, this has dropped to 1 450 units a day - less than half the daily target.
It now has to collect an average of 4 500 units a day to allow it to meet demand.