The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) has commissioned a purpose-built headquarters in Oude Molen Road, Maitland, to meet future needs for the provision of blood products and services in the province. The building is near completion and relocation is planned for November through January. This will be carefully orchestrated so as not to disrupt the blood supply.

Oude Molen Road is located in the medical precinct that has the added advantage of providing WCBS easier access to several freeways and opportunities for quicker turnaround times.

The new building is almost 20% larger in size than the current premises and incorporates the Service’s warehouse, which was previously located separately in Beaconvale. With workflow optimisation a priority, the laboratories, Apheresis unit and Specialised Donations unit will be on the ground floor and administration offices on the top floor.

The contact particulars for the WCBS new headquarters are as follows:

Switchboard telephone number:
(021) 507 6300

Street address:
Western Cape Blood Service, Oude Molen Road, Maitland, 7405

Postal address:
PO Box 79, Howard Place, 7450

Email address:

The following two WCBS Telkom fax numbers will be discontinued effective 31 October 2022 – (021) 531 0322 and (021) 532 3364. Please communicate with staff via their email addresses.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Service’s new headquarters!

For more information, contact Marike Gevers, Manager – Public Relations (