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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:

 

WHERE

WHEN

TIME

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.