Blood donors thanked for ‘gift of life’

2017-05-18 06:01
=The SANBS Uitenhage Donor Service’s Club 25 Award went to Willem Olivier, Audrey Erasmus and Davian Stokes.

=The SANBS Uitenhage Donor Service’s Club 25 Award went to Willem Olivier, Audrey Erasmus and Davian Stokes.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

There is no artificial substitute for blood and because the need for blood is constant - so is the need for donations!

Therefore blood donors form part of an elite group of voluntary life savers in giving what can not be manufactured: blood.

“As a result of the ever increasing demand for blood, we need more people to realise the importance of blood donation and thereby help to save many lives,” said Nina van Wyk from the South African National Blood Service.

Transfusions of blood and blood components have become an essential part of healthcare today.

Blood is essential for treating accident victims, cancer patients after chemotherapy, surgery patients, burn wound victims and many others, and the only source is from blood donors.

We don’t just need to give blood in the event of tragedies or emergencies. Instead, it should be a normal and routine part of our lives.

Regular blood donations mean that there will be sufficient amounts of safe blood in stock.

The Uitenhage Blood Donor Centre wish to thank all blood donors for their time and precious blood. They recently held a donor function during which blood donor members received recognition for the units of blood donated.

SANBS continuously recruits and invite people to become members of this special group of life savers, through donating blood which is the gift of life.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.