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SANBS Calls for Blood Donations as Supply is Critical

SANBS Donate BloodResidents of South Africa are being urged to contribute to blood donation efforts as the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) grapples with a severe drop in blood stock levels. Specifically, the SANBS is in urgent need of Group O blood, which is universally compatible with all blood types.

To address this pressing issue, the SANBS has extended its operating hours and launched an intensified collection campaign ahead of the upcoming school and Easter holidays. The current blood supply situation is alarming, with blood type B+ at only 4.4 days and blood type O+ at a mere 3.5 days—well below the desired level of five days for each blood group.

This shortage poses a significant challenge in providing adequate blood transfusions to patients in need. SANBS Executive Siemi Prithvi Raj emphasized the critical importance of securing enough Group O blood, as it can be transfused to patients with various blood types, including A, B, AB, and O.

The SANBS aims to collect 3,000 units of blood daily to meet the demand and ensure a stable supply. To achieve this goal, operating hours have been extended from March 4 to March 15, with most donation sites operating until 19:00 on weekdays to accommodate donors who may face time constraints.

Residents of the City of Tshwane and within South Africa are encouraged to visit donation centers located across the region, including sites in Pretoria West, Pretoria East, Pretoria North, and Pretoria Central. These efforts seek to rally the community to support this vital cause during this critical period.

You can go here to Locate your nearest Centre

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