Donate blood to save lives

2018-06-14 06:01

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has enough blood for one day. The blood stock levels have reached a critically low level.

“The contributing factors to the blood shortage are winter (colds and flu), exams, fasting of our Muslim donors (Ramadan) as well as the aftermath of several long week-ends,” says Michelle Vermeulen, Corporate Public Relations Officer at WPBTS.

“These factors lead to fewer donations and therefore have a negative impact on our blood stock level.

“WPBTS aims to maintain a blood stock level of five days at all times, to ensure we meet the demands of the Western Cape.”

She says all blood groups are critically low and they therefore appeal to everyone in the Western Cape to come along and donate blood at a blood donation clinic near them.

To find out where they can donate, visit www.wpblood.org.za, call 021 507 6300, SMS “Blood” to 33507, or download the WPBTS app, WP Blood.

If people are older than 16 and younger than 65, weigh more than 50 kg, are healthy on the day of donation and lead a safe sex life they can be blood donors.

An individual’s one donation can save up to three people’s lives, the WPBTS pointed out.

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