We pride ourselves in keeping private things private and commit to always keep things that way with our donors. However, as of the 1st of July 2021, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) came into effect. For 16 & 17 year old blood donors that means we need you, to ask your parents and legal guardians to sign a once-off privacy statement. This is to give WCBS consent that we can stay in touch with you via email, SMS or sometimes a phone call to remind you to donate blood. It also gives consent that your personal information can be used for the it is intented, i.e blood donation.
So this is a heads up that you will need a signed parental consent form at the first blood donation clinic you attend after the 1st of July 2021. Once we have captured this form on the system, there will be nothing standing in your way from being remarkable and donating blood. So please help us share the news and remind first time donors too. Our team will make sure you get these forms at school, but you can also get them here www.wcbs.org.za