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 shortage in the O blood group, with only a 1-day supply left. A+ blood stock is also declining and we only have a 3-day supply left”, says Marike Gevers, Public Relations Manager at WCBS. “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 our Where Can I Donate page for more information.

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