If a family member needs blood, the last thing you want to hear is that there is a critical blood shortage.
There is no factory that produces blood and yet people pay very little attention to the big difference they are able to make by donating blood.
The above facts are what motivated the family of former Miss Port Elizabeth, Bianca-Ann Harper Agherdien who passed-away last November after a tragic motor accident, to start a blood drive in honour of Bianca.
She received 39 units of blood following a tragic car accident.
At the time of Bianca’s accident, SANBS imposed cut backs as a result of very low blood stocks and her family is determined to assist SANBS this festive season in support of other blood recipients and their families, to prevent another shortage.
The Bianca-Anne Harper Agherdien Blood Drive entails the following:
A mobile blood drive at The Bridge from 1 to 16 December (Game foyer); Klinicare Uitenhage blood drive on December 11th from 12:00-19:00; Walker Drive, Kenako Mall & The Bridge blood drives on December 16th; Klinicare Despatch blood drive on December 22nd from 11:00 to 18:00.
“South Africa is saddled with a high accident rate, an increasing number of illegal drivers on the roads and traffic law enforcement that needs to be more efficient,” said Denzyl Harper, Bianca’s father.
“Bianca loved people. We want to keep her legacy alive and to give meaning to the blood drive.
“Our message to the people is, if you want to see change, be it!”