Donor Representative Profiles

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Donor Representative Profiles

By Craig Hicks

At WCBS, our donor representatives mean the world to us – They are the ambassadors who facilitate, promote, and advertise blood donation clinics at their place of work. We asked 5 of our donor representatives, 1 from each of our clinic categories, their reasons for assisting us and the challenges they face.


Corporate Clinic – DigiOutsource

Donor representatives: Saulina Snyders
Position: Office Administrator

What inspired you to be a donor representative?
“By donating blood and promoting blood donation, I am helping to save lives.”

What challenges have you experienced as a donor representative, if any?
“There have been very few challenges, but I do recall one year when the blood donation clinic came the day after our staff function and many of the staff were unable to donate”.


School Clinic – Parklands College

Donor representatives: Trudy Clayden
Position: PA to the Principal

What inspired you to be a donor representative?
“I’ve always had a passion for it and I am also a regular blood donor whenever my iron levels allow me to!”

What challenges have you experienced as a donor representative, if any?
“I think the only challenge is convincing the students that it doesn’t hurt; they always have an excuse as to why they can’t donate.”


Residential Clinic – Tableview Dutch Reformed Church

Donor representatives: Sonja Reynolds
Position: Church Secretary

What inspired you to be a donor representative?
“I always want to help people wherever possible, and this is a great opportunity to do so. I am also a committed blood donor myself.”

What challenges have you experienced as a donor representative, if any?
“I have always found the staff of the WCBS to be absolutely professional and there have been no challenge at all.”


Industrial Clinic – Rheinmetall Laingsdale

Donor representatives: Kate Josiah
Position: Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

What inspired you to be a donor representative?
“I advocate for blood donation due to personal experience. I have many relatives who needed life-saving blood transfusions after surgeries, and it made me realise the importance of donating blood.”

What challenges have you experienced as a donor representative, if any?
“There are no challenges at my present company as management supports the blood donation clinic visits.”


Shopping Mall Clinic – Bayside Mall

Donor representatives: Liezel Peters
Position: Exhibition Coordinator

What inspired you to be a donor representative?
“I used to be a blood donor and have recently started donating again. I feel that there is always a need for blood donation and I feel that it’s important for anyone to take some time out of their day and help save lives by donating blood.”

What challenges have you experienced as a donor representative, if any?
“I personally haven’t experienced any challenges at the mall and the blood clinics go very well.”

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