Primêre Skool Willem Postma van Bloemfontein het vanoggend deelgeneem aan Schools That Rock en SANBS se aksie om bloed te skenk. Daar is veral ‘n groot tekort aan bloed in die land, veral as gevolg van die Covid-19 pandemie. Baie dankie aan Franciska van Coller, onderwyseres van Primêre Skool Willem Postma, wat vanoggend gehelp deur bloed te skenk. Willem Postma daag alle laerskole uit om hul voorbeeld te volg!
Less than 1% of South Africans are active blood donors. A unit of blood only lasts 42 days after donation and, for this reason, it is important for blood donors to donate regularly. Donors can give blood as often as every eight weeks.
Every unit of blood can save a minimum of three lives as blood is separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets.
SANBS aims to collect 3000 units of blood per day to ensure a safe and sufficient blood supply in the health care system. This is the journey of 1 unit of donated blood.
There are many SANBS blood donation centres open to the public. To find the location nearest to you, click on our map. Or you may consider motivating your employer to host a blood drive at your offices for the convenience of all staff members.