Blood drive at Pannar

2017-09-20 06:00
Pannar personnel who donated blood (back) Zinthle Ntathi, Joan Wust, and (front, from left) Estelle Fouche, Ilse Muller and Kevin Williams

Pannar personnel who donated blood (back) Zinthle Ntathi, Joan Wust, and (front, from left) Estelle Fouche, Ilse Muller and Kevin Williams

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A SUCCESSFUL blood drive was held at Pannar Seed on Wednesday, 13 September in celebration of Sunflower Day with a total of 37 units of blood collected from the 42 people who presented to donate.

Every attendee received a Tope (Tube of Hope) in commemoration of Sunflower Day which was commemorated on Friday, 15 September to raise awareness and funds for the South African Bone Marrow Registry. Last year the SABMR sold over 155 000 Topes and recruited 1 488 new donors onto the registry, their target is 200 000 target this year.

In expressing appreciation to all who supported this initiative a Pannar spokesperson said: “Your donation will go a long way towards giving patients like Liekie Steyn and others suffering from blood-related diseases as well as accident victims and mothers in labour the opportunity to live healthy lives.

“We would also like to spare a thought for Greytonians affected by cancer, including people living with cancer, cancer survivors, carers, family members and friends - none of us want to be on this journey, but we are and so we fight side by side helping each other with love, information and support.”

It is hoped there will be a lot of support from the public at the next drive prior to the festive season when demand for blood is tragically high.

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