Blood: fewer than one in 100 donate

2012-06-14 00:00

TODAY is World Blood Donor day, and all eligible South Africans should participate in order to save up to three lives, says the SA National Blood Service.

Spokesperson Vanessa Raju said that to meet demand, the service needed to collect an average of 3 000 units of blood a day. One unit of blood could save up to three lives.

However, Raju added, “less than one percent of eligible South Africans are regular blood donors.”

Potential donors can call 033 264 3600

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