KZN blood crisis — please donate

2007-12-19 00:00

THE holidays are making the blood crisis worse in KwaZulu-Natal, where less than one day’s supply of blood is available, the South African National Blood Services has warned.

Spokeswoman Ianthe Exall said that the closure of schools, colleges and many businesses has impacted heavily on blood collection.

She appealed to the public to donate blood urgently.

“At least 3 000 units of blood are needed daily,” she said, adding that less than three percent of South Africans donate blood.

Information about blood donor clinics can be obtained by calling 0800 119 031.

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