Seedling fund seed bank
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Spring is in the air and to prove it, the Western Cape Blood Service is gifting seedling pots to generous blood donors, new or regulars!


Western Cape, South Africa (03 September 2021) – Blood stocks for type O are still critically low in the Western Cape. This is the second week the organisation is calling on the public to head out to their local donor centres.

“We always aim to have a bloodstock level of 5-days. Currently, there is a critical shortage in the O blood group, with only a 2-day supply left”, says Marike Gevers, Public Relations Manager at WCBS.

Spring into action and donate blood to receive a seedling pot this September. Each donor that successfully donates a unit of blood will receive either a tomato, basil, forget-me-not or baby’s-breath seedling pot. All new donors will stand a chance to win double tickets to a SANParks venue in the Western Cape. 

If you are between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh 50kg or more, are healthy on the day of donation and lead a safe sexual lifestyle, you should be able to donate. Blood donation takes 30 minutes of your time, and you can donate every 56 days. Donors can rest assured that it is safe to donate blood and that all COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

To find your closest blood donation clinic, please download the WCBS app on Android and iOS, send us a WhatsApp on 060 549 7244 or visit for more information.

Sources: WCBS – Supplied
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