Press room

What do you think about this proposed change?

Great idea
42% (65 votes)
I already thought it was Western Cape Blood Service
10% (15 votes)
It makes sense, long overdue
10% (16 votes)
I don't mind either way
23% (35 votes)
Don't change the name
15% (24 votes)
Total votes: 155

How will Cape Town's Day Zero water crisis impact your ability to donate blood?

7% (6 votes)
A lot.
11% (10 votes)
A little.
9% (8 votes)
Not at all.
73% (64 votes)
Total votes: 88

How often do you donate blood outside the Western Cape?

Never, I only donate blood in the Western Cape.
84% (157 votes)
Occasionally, when I'm travelling and am due to donate.
4% (7 votes)
Equally, about as often as I donate inside the Western Cape.
1% (2 votes)
Often, I donate more times outside the Western Cape.
2% (3 votes)
Always, I only donate blood in other provinces.
2% (3 votes)
I moved from another province and only donate in the Western Cape now.
9% (16 votes)
Total votes: 188

When would you prefer to receive reminders about upcoming clinics?

On the day of the clinic.
5% (11 votes)
One day before the clinic.
41% (87 votes)
Three days before the clinic.
52% (110 votes)
I don't want to receive reminders.
2% (4 votes)
Total votes: 212

How often does low iron prevent you from donating blood?

47% (83 votes)
Once a year or less.
18% (32 votes)
Two or three times a year.
20% (36 votes)
Four times a year or more.
8% (14 votes)
7% (12 votes)
Total votes: 177