Donate blood on Mandela Day

2016-07-13 06:00

ONCE again, the global community will celebrate Mandela Day in July, a day in which citizens the world over are called on to give 67 minutes of their time to make a difference.
Nelson Mandela Day is a philanthropic occasion that challenges people and reminds them that it is “time to serve” and not just on 18 July. This would instill in blood donors a culture of and making a difference throughout the year by donating blood regularly.

Although SANBS collects over one million units of blood annually at its 87 fixed donor centres and through daily blood drives managed by 100 mobile teams, there are instances when the organisation falls short of the 3 000 units of blood required to meet daily demands.

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