Astonishing 105 units of blood donated

2017-10-19 06:00
=Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, honourable Athol Trollip (right) officially opened the Engen Penford Blood Drive in Uitenhage. With him are (from left) Marthinus Greyling (Engen Penford) and South African National Blood Service staff members Linda Posthumus, Nina van Wyk and Sihaam Smith.           Photos:HEILIE COMBRINCK

=Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, honourable Athol Trollip (right) officially opened the Engen Penford Blood Drive in Uitenhage. With him are (from left) Marthinus Greyling (Engen Penford) and South African National Blood Service staff members Linda Posthumus, Nina van Wyk and Sihaam Smith. Photos:HEILIE COMBRINCK

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A blood drive was held recently at Engen Penford Convenience Centre Uitenhage in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for a town donating the most units of blood in one day. In order to set the record a total of 150 units of blood were needed.

“An astonishing 105 units were donated. We are very happy. Blood is always in great demand and often in short supply,” said Nina van Wyk from the South African National Blood Service.

“Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from generous donors. Therefore we wish to thank all blood donors for their support as well as the organisers for an opportunity to help increase SANBS’ blood stock.”

A 5km fun run and walk was held in support of the Igazi Foundation. A total of nearly 500 walkers participated.

(-HEILIE COMBRINCK)

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