Adulting: Be a superhero by donating blood

The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) is facing a blood shortage and it needs your help. ✋Fewer than 1% of South Africans are reportedly active blood donors. Donations must be discarded after 42 days and, without regular donations, supplies have been running low since December. The good news is that you can become a superhero without even donning a cape. 🦸 To qualify as a donor you have to: 

  • Be between 16 and 75 years old 
  • Weigh 50kg or more
  • Be in good health
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Commit to donating blood regularly.

For more information on where you can go to donate, visit www.sanbs.org.za or call 0800 11 90 31.

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 30 September 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.