LESS than 1% of South Africans are active blood donors. A unit of blood only lasts 42 days after donation. It is for reason, that it’s important for donors to donate blood regularly. Donors can give blood as often as every eight weeks.Every unit of blood can save up to three lives as blood is separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets.SANBS aims to collect 3000 units of blood per day to ensure a safe and sufficient supply of blood, in the health care system. There are many SANBS blood donation centres open to the public. To find the location nearest to you, visit our website, sanbs.org.za or you may consider motivating your employer to host a blood drive at your offices for the convenience of all staff members.Roll up your sleeves and donate a unit of blood at the SANBS blood clinic on April 14 at the KwaDukuza Town Hall supper room from 9am until 3pm.