SA running out of blood
Johannesburg - South Africa's blood stocks are running extremely low with a reserve of less than two days remaining, the SA National Blood Service (SANBS) said on Tuesday.
It said the minimum standard requirement was a reserve stock of at least five days.
The service urged the public to donate blood without delay at the nearest donor centre.
"This critical blood shortage has resulted in SANBS requesting all hospitals and medical staff to cut back on planned operations," it said.