18 December 2019 (10:00-18:00)
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It’s now even quicker, easier and more comfortable to be a hero and save three lives…
Join Shandor Potgieter when Mid-Morning Magic broadcasts live from the launch of the South African National Blood Services brand new one-of-a-kind mobile donor centre at Vaal Mall, this Wednesday, 18 December.
This state-of-the-art mobile facility will be on display from 10am to 6pm next to Linen and Bath at the Wimpy Entrance.
Come experience the amenities like WiFi, comfy chairs, coffee and more for yourself!
“This is the premise on which our mobile donor clinics are built. For us to continue to maintain a stable supply of healthy, safe blood and blood products, we are prompted to make our services more accessible to donors, while encouraging people to become regular donors,” expressed Silungile Mlambo, Chief Marketing Officer for SANBS.
All mobile clinics are equipped with the best amenities including comfortable donor chairs, Nespresso coffee, TV, Wi-Fi and friendly service to provide donors with the best donation experience.
SANBS applauds its regular donors, who comprise just 1% of the South African population. These donors ensure the target of 3 500 units per day is maintained. Regular and potential donors in the area are encouraged to come and donate at the new mobile donor centre on Wednesday. Blood donations go way beyond just the person who receives the blood. It’s not just blood, it’s saving lives.
Visit www.sanbs.org.za or call 0800 11 90 31 to find out where you can donate blood. Join the conversation on Twitter (@theSANBS), Facebook (@SANBS) and Instagram (@thesanbs).
This is where your blood goes
There is a common misconception that most of the blood donated in South Africa goes to accident victims. This is not the case. Here is a rough breakdown from the SANBS of where the blood it collects is used:
- 28% is used to treat cancer and aplastic anaemia
- 27% is used during childbirth
- 21% is used for scheduled surgery
- 10% is used for paediatric care
- 6% goes to laboratories
- 6% is used for orthopaedic care
- 4% is used for accident or trauma victims