Give blood, save a life

2018-11-23 06:00
PHOTO: siphelele nketoKokstad College pupil Qhama Jojo donates blood.

PHOTO: siphelele nketoKokstad College pupil Qhama Jojo donates blood.

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ON Monday the SANBS conducted a blood donor campaign at St Patrick’s Church in Kokstad and many residents, including school pupils, came out to donate blood.

The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) indicated that the demand for blood is often high at this time of the year because of the high rate of accidents on South African roads.

Peter Kluge, who is expected to celebrate his 74th birthday next month, said he has donated blood 125 times to save the lives of people who need it. “Donating blood is essential for all citizens of the country because people who are in hospital need blood. I have inspired my daughter and friends to donate blood,” Kluge said.

Kokstad College matric pupil Qhama Jojo (18) also donated blood, saying this was her third time. She encouraged other young people to donate, adding that it is not painful as some people may fear.

SANBS moved the campaign to Matatiele and Cedarville on Tuesday.

Rinton Pillay, a nurse from SANBS, said the next blood donor campaign is expected to be held in Kokstad around January of next year.

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