HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  WPBTS wishes everyone a happy and prosperous 2016.

A new year creates time for reflection of the past year and a new year inspires new challenges.  These challenges become New Year’s Resolutions – what do we want to achieve, what do we want to change and what do we need to do to reach these ideals.

Did you know that you are able to donate blood four to six times per year?  It is a fact that our safest blood come from regular blood donors and we rely heavily on the support of these donors.  Regular blood donors are those people who donate blood at least four times a year.  Currently our regular donors donate on average twice a year.

WPBTS would like to challenge YOU to donate four blood donations during 2016!  It’s easy – just ensure that you are between the ages of 16 to 65, weigh more than 50kg’s, are medically healthy and live a safe lifestyle.  As a reminder of how much we appreciate you, you will receive a complimentary LED worklight on your fourth donation for the year!

Remember to eat a substantial meal 3 to 4 hours before blood donation, increase your fluid intake and take it easy with exercises on the day of donation.  Visit any of our donation clinics to save more than three lives with only one donation.  You’ll be able to donate blood again after 56 days.

Are you up for the challenge?

For more information, SMS “Blood” to 33507 and the WP Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) will call you back with information on where to donate.  Donors can also call (021) 507 6300, e-mail info@wpbts.org.za or visit www.wpblood.org.za.  Like us on Facebook (WP Blood) or follow us on Twitter (@WPBlood) for interesting facts and blood stock updates.