Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday - Health - Be a blood donor!

On today's show i spoke to Marlize Marton Van Der Merwe from WP Blood Transfusion Service.

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is a non-profit, independent organisation operating throughout the Western Cape. We work without prejudice to supply safe blood and blood products to all communities in the region, from Cape Town all the way up to George. It’s our goal to be the benchmark transfusion service in South Africa – and we’re getting there, with the help of our dedicated donors.  Our donors and recipients are our first priority. We use only the latest technology and research to ensure their safety, and to excel in the science of transfusion. Each year we collect more than 165 000 units (that’s over 78 million litres!) of safe blood that’s used to impact the lives of more than 490 000 people. Quite a feat, even if we do say so ourselves.

Marlize also added that they are in great need of blood donors and that if anyone would like to be a blood donor , you will have to be between the ages of 16 -65 and your health needs to be your first priority. She continued to encourage south Africans to be involve and be blood donors as it helps save a life. For information please call 021 507 6300 or simply visit there website 

www.wpblood.org.za

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