Premier Winde calls on residents to donate blood
Media release by Premier Winde: With just 1-day’s supply left at the WC Blood Service, Premier Winde calls on residents to donate blood.
The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) has informed us that their blood supply is critically low, with just 1-day’s supply left. I am therefore calling on the residents to please donate as soon as possible.
During my visit to the WCBS blood donation centre in Long Street today, I was also informed that the WCBS has struggled in recent weeks to maintain the necessary blood stock levels. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for blood to perform transfusions within our healthcare system.
By donating blood, you could save up to three people’s lives. The blood you donate today can help people who have suffered severe and traumatic injuries, given childbirth, suffer from anaemia or have blood disorders, as well as people who are receiving treatment for cancer.
According to the WCBS, there is a critical shortage in numerous blood groups including a 1-day supply left for O blood groups and a 2-day for B and A blood groups. So please, do not delay – and help save a life in the Western Cape by donating blood.
To find your closest blood donation clinic and for more information:
- Please download the WCBS app on Android and iOS;
- Send the WCBS a WhatsApp on 060 549 7244; or
- Visit www.wcbs.org.za for more information.