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Where did you first hear about WP Blood Transfusion Service?

In an advert
5% (5 votes)
On social media
3% (3 votes)
From a friend, family member or colleague
34% (33 votes)
There was a clinic close to where I work/stay/study
44% (42 votes)
I looked it up myself
14% (13 votes)
Total votes: 96

Plasma-derived Medicinal Products (PDMP’s) Update:

In response to the MCC audit review, WPBTS has voluntarily ceased production of its PDMP’s and has permanently closed the Pharmaceutical Division after thirty years in operation.

Where do you think most of the blood we collect is used?

Accidents, trauma and Casualty departments
68% (319 votes)
Childbirth and gynaecological cases
6% (30 votes)
Surgical and orthopaedic cases
10% (48 votes)
Medical cases (e.g. treatment of cancer or blood diseases)
15% (71 votes)
Total votes: 468

How many donations did you make during 2015?

Not a donor
14% (44 votes)
One
16% (49 votes)
Two
16% (50 votes)
Three
15% (47 votes)
Four
20% (63 votes)
Five
10% (31 votes)
Six
8% (24 votes)
Total votes: 308

WPBTS challenges you to #KeepTheBeatGoing

Did you know that less than 1.5% of Western Cape residents donate blood? That is an alarming statistic, considering our rapidly growing population and increasing demands.

Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) needs to increase their donor base by at least 3.5% this season just to meet the demand, and they need your help to achieve that goal.

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
31% (53 votes)
A friend/ colleague.
14% (24 votes)
I know/ knew someone who needs/ needed blood.
9% (15 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
33% (55 votes)
I passed a clinic and thought I would give it a try!
13% (22 votes)
Total votes: 169

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
25% (1 vote)
A friend / colleague.
0% (0 votes)
I know / knew someone who needs / needed blood.
0% (0 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
50% (2 votes)
I walked passed a mobile blood collection unit and thought I would give it a try.
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4