_: The Eastern Cape Department of Transport’s Wellness unit hosted the third stage of the blood bank’s annual blood donation drive at Stellenbosch Park building in King William’s Town on 21 August 2012.
This campaign focuses on the following:
Promotion of good nutrition
Regular physical activity
Safe sexual behaviour
Responsible use of alcohol
“If no-one donated blood, thousands of people would die every day, blood is something money can’t buy and science cannot create, but you can give it to someone,” said Wellness unit manager Sindiswa Magwebu.
Minimum requirements for donating are:
Any person from the age 16 years and above may donate
Minimum weight required is 50 kg
A person must have had a meal in last four hours before donating.