Help jud­ge YouTu­be com­pe­ti­ti­on

Knysna-Plett Herald - - News | Nuus -

The We­stern Pro­vin­ce B­lood Trans­fu­si­on Ser­vi­ce (WPBTS) needs to col­lect 700 u­nits of b­lood dai­ly to meet pa­tients’ needs, but with less than 1.5% of the pro­vin­ci­al po­pu­la­ti­on do­na­ting, it re­mains a con­stant chal­len­ge.

In re­cog­ni­sing that the youth of our coun­try holds the fu­tu­re of a sa­fe and sus­tai­na­ble b­lood sup­ply in their hands, WPBTS will be hos­ting its an­nu­al #Yout­htu­be com­pe­ti­ti­on, ai­med at 15 to 25-y­e­ar-olds.

“The go­al is to in­cre­a­se b­lood col­lecti­ons and pro­vi­de a plat­form for young and as­pi­ring film­ma­kers to sho­w­ca­se their ta­lent. Ul­ti­ma­te­ly, we want to sa­ve li­ves and in­spi­re our youth to join in,” says pro­mo­ti­ons ma­na­ger I­re­ne van S­chalk­wyk. “In­te­rested par­ties can vi­sit www. wp­b­ (Yout­hTu­be tab) to do­wn­lo­ad the com­pe­ti­ti­on brief.”

Alt­hough en­tries ha­ve al­re­a­dy clo­sed, du­ring Oc­to­ber the pu­blic can vo­te to de­ter­mi­ne win­ners, who will be an­noun­ced in No­vem­ber.

The­re will be spot pri­zes for vo­ters, spon­so­red by Ga­li­leo and Trac­ker.

You can do­na­te if you are ol­der than 16, weigh mo­re than 50kg, you are in good he­alth and le­ad a sa­fe li­fe­sty­le – but re­mem­ber to eat a sub­stan­ti­al me­al three to four hours be­fo­re do­na­ting.

All b­lood groups are im­por­tant, but the­re is a par­ti­cu­lar need for O and B b­lood ty­pes. –


* In­fo: SMS “B­lood” to 33507 to find out w­he­re to do­na­te. Al­ter­na­ti­ve­ly, call 021 507 6300, e­mail in­ or vi­sit www. wp­b­ You can al­so fol­low Fa­ce­book/ WP B­lood, T­wit­ter/@WP­B­lood, In­sta­gram/ WP_B­lood or do­wn­lo­ad the free WP B­lood app for b­lood stock up­da­tes.

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