Stocks very low, please donate

2011-04-07 00:00

THE South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is currently down to two days of stock of “O” blood type in the run up to the Easter weekend.

Spokesperson for the Midlands branch, Khulekani Zuma says they are appealing to all regular donors and those who would like to donate for the first time to come and donate a pint of blood.

“We are approaching that time of the year again, [when we run short of blood stocks] and therefore appeal to all our donors especially the group “O” blood type to come forward and support us,” said Zuma.

The SANBS said they would like to improve to at least five days’ stock of group “O” blood.

The blood donor centre in Jabu Ndlovu Street will be open from 8.30 am until 2 pm this Saturday.

“Parents can bring their children along since it will be a fun-filled day for the young ones while mothers and fathers donate their precious blood. Children will have fun on the jumping castle, taking part in a colouring competition and refreshments will be served,” Zuma added.

For more information, potential donors can call 033 264 3600.

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