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A renewed call for blood donors as WPBTS celebrates 80 years.

Blood stocks in the Western Cape remain at a critical point as the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) celebrates 80 years of service.  WPBTS would therefore like to appeal to new and regular blood donors who meet the basic criteria to come and donate blood.

Bring-A-Buddy and save even more lives

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) needs the help of its regular blood donors to recruit new blood donors.  With the “Bring-A-Buddy” campaign during September regular blood donors are encouraged to bring a friend, family member or colleague to donate blood with them. 

What’s in it for our regular donors?  A small token of our appreciation and knowing that you assisted in ensuring a safe and sustainable blood supply by increasing our donors. 

View our latest Blood Buzz newsletter

Our July 2018 Blood Buzz is out! Catch up on all our latest news about blood donors, blood recipients and blood donation around the world: https://www.wpblood.org.za/?q=press/newsletter-archives

WPBTS 2017/2018 Integrated Report

Our 2017/2018 Integrated Report is available for download on our website. Find out what WPBTS has accomplished in the last year in this special 80th anniversary edition: https://www.wpblood.org.za/?q=about/annual-reports

The integrated report is our primary communication regarding value creation. The report focuses on providing WPBTS members and key stakeholders with a holistic view of the Service’s operations, performance, risks and opportunities, and also includes the Service’s annual financial statements.

Blood stock levels are not improving in the Western Cape!

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) blood stocks have been on 1 to 2 days since the start of winter and have, unfortunately, not reached the 5-day level WPBTS aims to maintain.  WPBTS are therefore calling on everyone in the Western Cape who are eligible to donate blood today.

“WPBTS is still experiencing critically low blood stocks levels.  We need donors who are eligible to donate to be the difference in someone’s life and make a life-changing commitment” says Michelle Vermeulen, Corporate Public Relations Officer at WPBTS.

Let your business make it their business to save lives

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has been experiencing a critical blood shortage due to various factors the past few months.  In order to maintain a 5 day blood stock level WPBTS would like to appeal to businesses, that meet the minimum requirements, to open their hearts and doors and host a regular blood donation clinic at their place of work.

Take 30 of your 67 minutes to save 3 lives!

The month of July calls on all of us to make the world a better place, with Mandela Day on 18 July. Donating blood may only take 30 minutes of your time, but can make a life-changing difference in someone else’s life.

Congratulations to HTS Drostdy for being the ultimate champion of the Battle of the Blood Donors!

WPBTS called for educational institutions to challenge each other and big rivals went head-to-head for the prestigious title of the Biggest Blood Donors! The Battle of the Blood donors took place from 10 April untill 31 May 2018.

Happy Youth Day 2018 - Video

Thanks to all of our youth donors who donate blood. Have a happy Youth Day on 16 June!

WPBTS celebrates National Blood Donor Month in June

The WP Blood Transfusion Service celebrates National Blood Donor Month during June.  WPBTS will also join the worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2018.