Red Saturday Malls Blood Units SANBS Donor Stocks
Photo Credit: Pixabay

The Western Cape Blood Service is hosting a “Red Saturday” to help thousands of people in need of life-saving blood donations; this is how to join.

 

Western Cape, South Africa (19 November 2023) – It takes just one person to donate blood and help three recipients. As the festive season is around the corner, the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) is excited to announce its big bleed called Red Saturday.

As WCBS gears up for the added pressure on the blood supply over the Festive Season, they are encouraging the public to give the ultimate gift.

“By donating one unit of blood, you get to save up to three lives”, says Marike Carli, Public Relations Manager at WCBS.

Red Saturday focuses on consumers in malls all looking for the ultimate special on Black Friday. On Red Saturday, WCBS will be at ten participating malls, in the hopes of collecting 1000 units of blood and welcoming 300 new donors in just one day.

Join WCBS on Saturday, 25 November 2023, from 09:00 – 16:00 at any of the following ten participating malls:

  • Blue Route Mall – Tokai,
  • Kenilworth Centre – Kenilworth,
  • Bayside Mall – Table View,
  • N1 City Mall – Goodwood,
  • Tyger Valley Shopping Centre – Bellville,
  • CapeGate Shopping Centre – Brackenfell,
  • Liberty Promenade – Mitchell’s Plain,
  • Somerset Mall – Somerset West,
  • Whale Coast Mall – Hermanus,
  • and Langeberg Mall – Mossel Bay.

“We are appealing to the public to join us on Red Saturday. There is no better special than being able to give one donation and to save three lives,” Carli added.

If you are between 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 information or to find your closest blood donation clinic, please visit www.wcbs.org.za, download the WCBS App, or send a WhatsApp to 060 549 7244.

Give one, save three. Do something remarkable. Donate blood.


Sources: WCBS – Supplied
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Please share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens, or share your good news with us by clicking here or click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes there’s good news around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *