Blood is Life! There’s no doubt about that! The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is calling on all South Africans to donate blood. This organization saves countless lives every day and is often forgotten by the public.
Because Junk Mail Cares, many of the members of the Junk Mail team have donated blood to the SANBS! Why? Because it’s a non-profit organisation which provides an essential service in South Africa. The SANBS is also one of the best rated organisations in the world of its kind. They operate across the whole of South Africa, with the exception the Western Cape. The organisation is also regarded as a major role player in the provision of support to countries in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region.
The vision of SANBS is to be acknowledged nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in the discipline of blood transfusion and their mission is to provide all patients with sufficient, safe, quality blood products and medical services related to blood transfusion in an equitable and cost effective manner.
This isn’t a joke! The SANBS urgently needs your help! They currently only have a 50% reserve / 2.6 days of blood at their disposal. Ideally they need to collect at least 3,000 units of blood per day to reach their desired five day country reserve mark. The organisation is currently aiming to deconstruct misnomers and misconceptions associated with the donation process. Their aim is to encourage South Africa to become a #DOnation.
The SANBS recently launched an advert campaign to encourage South Africans to help. The catch phrase for this campaign is “Some get medals. Some get applause. Some get idolised, and some get glorified. For others – juice and a biscuit is enough.” Check out the SANBS advert below:
Feeling the urge to help out the SANBS now? Make your way to the SANBS website or the SANBS Facebook page or follow the @TheSANBS on Twitter for more information. You can also SMS your name and postal code to 31454 for your nearest donation center. Your donation could save the life or three, so donate today!
Spread the word about this. Share this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and encourage South Africans to become a #DOnation, it’s the right thing to do!