Why do you charge for the blood when it is given free of charge?

Although we do receive blood from volunteer donors, the transportation, testing, storage and processing is very expensive. This, added to the administrative costs of providing a blood transfusion service, is what we charge for. In short, we charge for the service of ensuring a safe and adequate blood supply, and not for the blood itself.

If I’m a donor and I need blood, will I get it free of charge?

No. All recipients must submit their accounts to their medical aid. However, in the case of a regular donor with no medical aid, we’ll enter into negotiation about the account.

What does it mean to have a rare blood type?

It simply means that your blood is made up of a rare combination of antigens and is required more desperately than most.