Help Us Secure A Ready Supply Of Life Saving Blood

NEXT HATZOLAH BLOOD DONATION DAY

Sun, 1 April 2024

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09h00 - 17h00

29 Durham Street, Raedene

Are You Eligable to Give Blood?

In order to donate blood, you need to….

– be 16 years or older

– weigh more than 50Kg

In addition there are a number of medical and lifestyle criteria that preclude you from donating blood.
Please click here for the full list.

If the answer to any question in the list is YES, you will not be able to donate blood this time.

Why Become a Blood Donor?

  • Currently, only 3 days supply of blood is available.
  • With the closure of schools, universities and businesses over the December period, mobile blood drives on these sites are not possible.
  • Blood supplies are further affected by the ongoing COVID pandemic, with people either suffering from the virus or being too scared to go out to regular sites to donate blood.
  • Less than 1% of South Africans are active blood donors. By increasing this number, we can ensure that there is always blood available for those that need it.
  • A unit of blood only lasts 42 days after donation and, for this reason, it is important for blood donors to donate regularly. Donors can give blood as often as every eight weeks.
  • Every unit of blood can save a minimum of three lives as blood is separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets.
  • It is not always easy to find the right type of blood and some people have more rare blood types than others. Join our database of donors, so that when the need arises, we can call upon the right people and get the right blood to the patient who needs it – quickly and efficiently.
  • Blood donated through the Hatzolah Blood Drives goes into the countrywide supply and is not only for community member needs. The more blood that is donated, the greater the availability for everyone in the country.