Your blood is needed

2018-06-07 06:00

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) is currently experiencing a critically low blood stock level.

The service has enough stock only for two days.

“WPBTS aims to maintain a blood stock level of five days at all times to ensure we meet the demands of the Western Cape,” says the service’s corporate public relations officer Michelle Vermeulen.

“However, our blood stocks have been steadily declining, and have now reach a point where we have only two days of Group O blood in the Western Cape.”

We are appealing to everyone in the Western Cape to come forward and donate blood at a blood donation clinic near you.

If you are older than 16 years and younger than 65, weigh more than 50 kg, are healthy on the day of donation and lead a safe sexual lifestyle you can be a blood donor.

Visit, call 021 507 6300, SMS “Blood” to 33507 or download our app, WP Blood, to find out where to donate.

Your one donation can save up to three people’s lives.

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