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Rural communities willing to donate blood

June 14, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

Rural communities believe that while donating blood is an important service, most donors live in urban areas while villagers feel little is being done to target them as an untapped source of blood.

Blood connects us all – World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

EASTERN CAPE – Every year on June 14 countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day – an event that serves to thanks voluntary donor for their blood.

SANBS blood banks dry up

April 11, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is facing a serious shortage of type O blood with just over a day and a half supply in its blood banks across the country. The blood donor organisation has appealed to citizens to make donations as a matter of urgency and become regular blood donors.

Video: What happens to the blood you donate?

As South Africa observes National Blood Donor month, we take you behind the scenes into the labs of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).