The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) is appealing to all eligible donors to donate blood as blood stocks are critically low. “We always aim to have a blood stock level of 5-days. Currently there is a critical shortage in the O blood group, with only a 2-day supply left”, says Marike Gevers, Public Relations Manager at WCBS. “A single blood donation can mean the universe to somebody. It only takes 30 minutes of your time and you can save up to 3 lives with 1 donation”, Gevers added.

If you are between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh 50kg or more, are in good general health, lead a safe sexual lifestyle, you should be able to donate. To find your closest blood donation clinic, please download the WCBS app on Android and iOS, send us a WhatsApp on 060 549 7244 or visit for more information.

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