Regular blood donors urgently needed

2019-07-30 06:00

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) only has enough blood for two days and is appealing to new and regular donors to donate blood and help bring the level back to five days.

Michelle Vermeulen, corporate public relations officer at WCBS, says: “The contributing factors to the blood shortage are that regular donors suffer from colds and flu and therefore can’t donate blood, as well as the current winter chill that we have experienced, deterring some donors from donating.” Group O stocks are critically low. They are appealing to everyone in the group O blood type to donate blood at their nearest blood donation clinic.

V To find out where to donate or what the criteria is visit www.wcbs.org.za or call 021 507 6300.

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