1 day – 10 malls – 1000 units of blood – that is what the Western Cape Blood Service is hoping to achieve this Saturday, so get on board and give your Christmas gift early this year!

The aim of this big bleed is to collect 1000 units of blood and welcome at least 100 new blood donors to start their remarkable life-saving journey.

Are you a blood donor?

WCBS has struggled to maintain the required 5-day blood stock levels over the past month. Currently, there is a critical shortage in numerous blood groups. They only have a 2-day supply left for O blood groups and a 3-day supply for A+ and B+ blood groups. Blood stock levels in the Western Cape tend to decline during the festive season. One reason could be that regular blood donors go on holiday and perhaps do not attend their blood donation clinic.

“We are calling on all eligible and potential donors to give their Christmas gift early this year by saving up to 3 lives with 1 donation. Join WCBS on Saturday, 29 October 2022, from 09:00 – 16:00 at a participating mall near you”, says Marike Gevers, Public Relations Manager of WCBS.

Find A Participating Mall

The participating malls are Blue Route Mall, Kenilworth Centre, N1 City Mall, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, CapeGate Shopping Centre, Bayside Mall, Liberty Promenade, Somerset Mall, Whale Coast Mall and Langeberg Mall.

Who Can Be A Donor:

If you are between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh 50kg or more, are in good general health, and lead a safe sexual lifestyle, you should be able to donate.

For more details or to find an alternative blood donation clinic, please download the WCBS app, send a WhatsApp to 060 549 7244, phone us toll-free at 0800 O BLOOD (6 25663) or visit www.wcbs.org.za