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May 2019

Don’t get cold feet this winter! Donate blood.

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During the winter months the blood stock level in the Western Cape tends to decline.  This is mostly due to the lasting effects of colds and flu.  The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) is therefore appealing to all healthy new and existing blood donors not to get cold feet this winter - rather co


Apr 2019

The Blood Service wants your blood – not your vote!

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Election day is around the corner and political parties are furiously campaigning for one more vote at the poles. A new political candidate has entered the hotly contested race. Representing the Western Cape Blood Service, Blood Buddy isn’t interested in your vote – he wants your blood!


Jan 2019

New era for Western Cape Blood Service

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The collection of blood from blood donors, and provision of blood products to patients in hospitals has been the responsibility of the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service for the past 80 years.


May 2019

Donate blood before Ramadan

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Ramadan takes place this year from 5 May to 4 June. Muslims able to give blood are being called to donate before Ramadan begins. Blood donation takes up 30 minutes – only 475ml of blood is taken, and this is replaced within 24 hours.