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People feel inspired when they see ordinary people doing extraordinaty things.  Donating blood is such an inspirational act.  Eveyone has a different reason for donating blood but it all boils down to someone doing something remarkable.  Someone gave of their time and of themselves to save up to three people’s lives.

#ShareYourStory with us.  We want to know what inspires you to donate blood and make a difference in someone else’s life.  Your story might very well be the inspiration needed for someone to make his/her first donation and also be remarkable.

If you are ready to take the first step and start donating blood, getting started is easy. Blood donation only takes 30 minutes of your time every 56 days.  It requires you to be between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh over 50kg, be in good general health and lead a safe sexual lifestyle. 

For more information, SMS “Blood” to 33507 and WPBTS will call you back with information on where to donate.  Donors can also call (021) 507 6300, e-mail or visit  Like us on Facebook (WP Blood) or follow us on Twitter (@WPBlood) for interesting facts and blood stock updates.  You can also download our app, WPBlood for free on iOS and Google app stores.

Be someone else’s inspiration, #ShareYourStory.