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 bloodstock 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.

Spring into action and donate blood to receive a seedling pot this September. Each donor that successfully donates a unit of blood will receive either a tomato, basil, forget-me-not or baby’s-breath seedling pot. All new donors will stand a chance to win double tickets to a SANParks venue in the Western Cape.

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 or send us a WhatsApp on 060 549 7244 for more information.

Do something remarkable this Spring, give life, donate blood.