Drive to boost blood stocks which are low

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS -

THE need for blood does not go on va­ca­tion.

With the ap­proach­ing fes­tive sea­son and the in­crease of hol­i­day traf­fic on the roads lead­ing to an in­crease in ac­ci­dents, the SA Na­tional Blood Ser­vice (SANBS) has to ur­gently boost blood re­serves.

At a meet­ing in Dur­ban it was re­vealed that KZN has only 1.7 days’ worth of blood sup­ply avail­able, which is bad news for the weeks ahead.

Donor Re­la­tions Prac­ti­tioner, Khulekani Zuma, said var­i­ous clin­ics in key ar­eas around the prov­ince will be held at which donors can do­nate their much needed ‘pint’ to in­crease sup­plies be­fore the hol­i­days.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.