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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.

WPBTS has only enough blood for a day!

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has enough blood for one day.  The blood stock levels have reached a critically low level.

WPBTS blood stocks are critically low

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is currently experiencing a critically low blood stock level.  WPBTS only has enough stock for 2 days.

“WPBTS aims to maintain a blood stock level of 5 days at all times to ensure we meet the demands of the Western Cape.  However, our blood stocks have been steadily declining and have now reach a point where we only have 2 days of group O blood in the Western Cape, “says Michelle Vermeulen, Corporate Public Relations Officer at WPBTS.

Become a blood donor this June!

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.

Happy Nurses Day – Video

WPBTS celebrated National Nurses Day on 12 May 2018. Without our dedicated and professional nurses, the service would be incomplete. Thank you for the smiles that you put on our donors’ faces. 

Happy Nurses Day!

Winter is coming!

Winter months in the Western Cape typically represent nestling under blankets, hearty stews, steaming cups of hot chocolate and movie nights. However, for the WP Blood Transfusion Service it is not such a cozy time. Blood stocks tend to decline during winter, mostly due to the lasting effects of colds and flu.

WPBTS partners with FNB Varsity Cup

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) and the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) are excited to partner with the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield for the next three years.  The partnership will encourage all South Africans to #maketheteam.  Every donor (even those who don’t or didn’t attend the participating universities) will be able to participate by donating their blood on behalf of their favourite team.