Point fourth in Western Cape for blood donations
Point High School came fourth out of all the blood-donating schools in the Western Cape this year in terms of the number of units donated.
The school donated 395 units in 2018.
In a press release the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) noted: "The need for blood and blood products continues to increase annually and it is therefore vital to increase the active donor base.
"The youth play a vital role in the sustainability of the organisation, and that is why we forge good ties with educational institutions and set up blood donation clinics at them. Currently, WPBTS has 117 blood donation clinics at educational institutions in the Western Cape, of which 94 are at high schools and 23 at tertiary institutions."
These are the top 10 schools in the Western Cape, which donated the most units of blood in 2018:
In 10th place is DF Malan High in Bellville (294 units for 2018), moving all the way up from last year’s 30th place.
Ninth place goes to HTS Bellville (304) and in eighth place is Westerford High in Newlands (310).
Seventh place goes to Livingstone High in Claremont (313); sixth place to Malibu Secondary in Blue Downs (337), moving up from last year’s 29th place; fifth place to Bellville High (378); and in fourth place is Point High in Mossel Bay (395).
HTS Drostdy in Worcester moved back into third place from last year’s fourth place, collecting 434 units, 59 units more than in 2017.
Fish Hoek High also moved up one position into the official second place, collecting 452 units, 40 units more than the previous year.
Spine Road High in Mitchells Plain came first for the second year in a row. It donated 537 units of blood, increasing its amount by a staggering 99 units. It also had the most new donors, being 236.
"Well done to all our schools. Thank you for your commitment," the blood service said.
For more information on where to donate, SMS “Blood” to 33507 and WPBTS will call you back. Donors can also call 021 507 6300, email in[email protected] or visit www. wpblood.org.za.