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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! WPBTS wishes everyone a happy and prosperous 2015.

A New Year creates time for reflection of the past year and a New Year inspires new challenges. These challenges become New Year’s Resolutions – what do we want to achieve, what do we want to change and what we need to do to reach these ideals. 

Did you know that you are able to donate blood four to six times per year? It is a fact that our safest blood come from regular blood donors and we rely heavily on the support of these donors. Regular blood donors are those people who donate blood at least four times a year. Currently our regular donors donate on average twice a year. 

WPBTS would like to challenge YOU to donate four blood donations during 2015! It’s easy – just ensure that you are between the ages of 16 – 65, weigh more than 50kg’s, are medically healthy and live a safe lifestyle. 

Remember to eat a substantial meal 3 – 4 hours before blood donation, increase your fluid intake and take it easy with exercises on the day of donation. Visit any of our donation clinics and save more than three lives with only one donation! You will be able to donate blood after 56 days again. It’s as easy as that! 

Are you up for our “4 donations” challenge? 

For more information, SMS “Blood” to 33507 and the WP Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) will call you back with information on where to donate. Donors can also call (021) 507 6300, e-mail or visit Like us on Facebook (WP Blood) or follow us on Twitter (@WPBlood) for interesting facts and blood stock updates.