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SANBS encourages you to make donating blood your New Year’s resolution

Jan 7, 2020
SANBS encourages you to make donating blood your New Year’s resolution

Port Elizabeth - With a new decade upon us, this is a time for reflection and resolutions. A time for making plans for the year ahead.

However the beginning of a year is a time when for many the demands of our day to day life still continue. Such is the case for doctors who work hard at saving lives and in many cases can only do so with the help of blood and blood products from blood donors.

Due to the loyalty of our regular blood donors and the increasing number of South Africans who have started donating, 2019 was a successful year for the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).

"Blood stock levels were adequate throughout the year and well over a million blood products were issued to patients requiring blood transfusions. The SANBS wishes to thank all blood donors for their support during 2019," SANBS said.

"During the last week blood stocks have, for the first time in many months, dropped below the ideal level of 5 days cover due to the holiday period and associated decrease in blood donations. 3500 donations is required daily to meet the demand of patients."

The SANBS encourages the public and current blood donors to find time this New Year to donate blood and help us ensure another year of sufficient blood products so that every patient requiring a life-saving blood transfusion receives it when needed. Each blood donation can save up to three lives.

"Bring your friends and family and commit to starting the year on a good note and offer someone in need an opportunity to do the same with their loved ones."

The SANBS can only do this with the help of regular and committed blood donors.

Visit www.sanbs.org.za or contact 0800 11 9031 to find out where you can donate blood. Follow us on Twitter (@theSANBS), Facebook (@SANBS) and Instagram (@thesanbs).

SANBS Port Elizabeth Blood Drives

BLOOD DRIVESTART TIMEVENUE
PORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDS
HEALTH CENTRE PE09:00:00 AMSANBS BUS
N2 CITY SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSANBS BUS
NONESI MALL09:00:00 AMCENTRE COURT
THE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYER
THE MALL09:00:00 AMPICK 'N PAY COURT
WALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTRE
JEFFREYS BAY12:00:00 PMNEWTON HALL
CLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSHOPRITE COURT
PORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDS
STERKSTROOM12:00:00 PMNG KERKSAAL
NONESI MALL09:00:00 AMCENTRE COURT
SUMMERSTRAND VILLAGE09:00:00 AMCNA PROMOTIONAL COURT
THE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYER
GREENACRES SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMFOOD COURT
WALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTRE
WALMER PARK SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMAMERICAN SWISS COURT
BAYWEST MALL08:00:00 AMVIDA/CAPITEC COURT AT ENTRANCE
CLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSHOPRITE COURT
ZIYABUYA SHOPPING CENTRE11:00:00 AMSANBS BUS
QUEENSTOWN10:00:00 AM26 ROBINSON ROAD
PORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDS
SUNDAYS RIVER09:00:00 AMCOLCHESTER SHOPPING CENTRE
THE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYER
PIER 14 SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AM1st Floor @ African Bank
UITENHAGE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AM2 BILLSON STREET
WALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTRE
MOFFETT ON MAIN CENTRE10:00:00 AMCHECKERS PROMOTIONAL COURT
CLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSHOPRITE COURT
LIVINGSTONE HOSPITAL09:00:00 AMBUS at Main Entrance
PORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDS
BURGERSDORP11:00:00 AMFAMILY CHURCH HALL
THE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYER
PIER 14 SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AM1st Floor @ African Bank
GREENACRES SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMFOOD COURT
WALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTRE
ST FRANCIS BAY12:00:00 PMBOWLING CLUB HALL
PICK 'N PAY HYPERMARKET11:00:00 AMBUS
WALMER PARK SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMPICK N PAY COURT
6th AVENUE SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMBUS
PORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDS
THE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYER
WALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTRE
WALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE09:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTRE

 

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