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How far are you willing to travel to donate blood?

Less than 100m
2% (3 votes)
100m - 1km
5% (8 votes)
1km - 5km
28% (49 votes)
5km - 10km
34% (59 votes)
More than 10km
32% (57 votes)
Total votes: 176

What do you do to keep your iron levels up?

Healthy diet
45% (137 votes)
Medication
16% (49 votes)
I don't have any problem to keep them up
39% (120 votes)
Total votes: 306

Will you pledge 30 of your 67 minutes to donate blood in honour of Nelson Mandela this month?

Yes
91% (86 votes)
No
9% (9 votes)
Total votes: 95

Which type of clinic do you prefer to donate blood at?

Residential (community halls, churches, etc.)
29% (14 votes)
Educational (at schools or universities)
6% (3 votes)
Shopping malls
22% (11 votes)
Commercial (at or close to my place of work)
22% (11 votes)
Hospitals
8% (4 votes)
WPBTS offices
12% (6 votes)
Total votes: 49

What do you think about this proposed change?

We are considering updating our name from Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS)

to Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS)

Great idea
42% (65 votes)
I already thought it was Western Cape Blood Service
10% (15 votes)
It makes sense, long overdue
10% (16 votes)
I don't mind either way
23% (35 votes)
Don't change the name
15% (24 votes)
Total votes: 155