According to the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) at least 3 500 donations of blood are required daily to meet the demand of patients. The SANBS encourages the public and current blood donors to make time in 2020 to donate blood. This will help ensure another year of sufficient blood products so that patients requiring a life-saving blood transfusion receive it when needed. Bring your friends and family and commit to starting the year on a good note and offer someone in need an opportunity to do the same with their loved ones. Each blood donation reportedly can save up to three lives.The SANBS stated that 2019 was successful due to the loyalty of regular blood donors and the increased number of South Africans who started donating. Blood stock levels were adequate throughout the year and well over a million blood products were issued to patients requiring blood transfusions. The SANBS can only do this with the help of regular and committed blood donors. Visit www.sanbs.org.za or contact 080-011-9031 to find out where you can donate blood.