The WP Blood Transfusion Service celebrates National Blood Donor Month during June and will host various promotional activities to ensure a consistent blood stock level. WPBTS will also join the worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day on Thursday 14 June 2018.
The WPBTS promotional teams will host blood group (BG) or iron (HB) screenings and donor registrations at shopping malls throughout the month as indicated below. The Blood Buzz (the WPBTS big, red bus) will embark on a journey around the Western Cape to highlight the importance of donating blood during June. The Blood Buzz will be at the following venues:
|Spar Kraaifontein||Monday 4 June 2018||10.00 – 14.45|
|WPBTS Head Office, Pinelands||Tuesday 5 June 2018||10.00 – 14.45|
|Sea Point Promenade (HB Screening)||Wednesday 6 June 2018||10.00 – 14.30|
|Ottery Centre (Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket)||Friday 8 June 2018||10.00 – 15.15|
|Van der Stel Sportsclub, Stellenbosch||Monday 11 June 2018||15.00 – 19.30|
|DR Church Hall, Franschhoek||Tuesday 12 June 2018||13.00 – 19.00|
|Weskus School Hall, Saldanha Bay||Wednesday 13 June 2018||15.00 – 19.00|
|Paarl Donation Centre, Main Road||Thursday 14 June 2018||12.00 – 19.30|
|DR Church Hall, Fagan Street, Strand||Friday 15 June 2018||13.15 – 15.15|
|Worcester Plain, High Street, Worcester||Monday 18 June 2018||11.00 – 15.00|
|DR Church Hall, Caledon-West||Wednesday 20 June 2018||14.30 – 18.30|
|Pretorius Hall, 20 Main Road, Gansbaai||Thursday 21 June 2018||14.30 – 19.00|
|Pick n Pay Centre, Ceres||Friday 22 June 2018||10.00 – 14.00|
|Fairbridge Mall, Brackenfell (BG)||Saturday 23 June 2018||09.30 – 14.00|
|Checkers, York Street, George||Monday 25 June 2018||12.00 – 16.00|
|Mossel Bay Mall, Mossel Bay||Tuesday 26 June 2018||12.00 – 16.00|
|George Municipality, George||Wednesday 27 June 2018||11.00 – 15.00|
|Langeberg Mall, Louis Fourie Road, George||Thursday 28 June 2018||10.00 – 15.00|
|Longbeach Mall, Sun Valley (BG)||Saturday 30 June 2018||10.00 – 14.00|
WPBTS staff recently had the opportunity to taste and vote for their favourite cookie during the Cookie of the Year 2018 competition. This limited edition, winning cookie will be available to taste at all of the blood donation clinics during the month of June. WPBTS will also be continuing the Ster-Kinekor promotion, where one lucky winner at each of our clinics will win a double 2D movie ticket.
The winter months can be a particularly difficult time for blood stocks and we would like to appeal to everyone who fulfil the basic donor criteria to come and donate blood. If you are between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh more than 50kg, you are healthy on the day of donation and lead a safe sexual lifestyle you should be able to donate blood. Visit www.wpblood.org.za, call 021 507 6300, SMS ‘Blood’ to 33507 or download our app, WP Blood, to find out where to donate.