Blood drive nets 5300 units

March 11, 2011

A national blood donation drive has yielded more than 5300 units of blood for the SA National Blood Service (SANBS), real estate group Aida said on Friday.

“When you consider that three lives can be saved with every unit of blood, these donors have given their fellow South Africans a tremendous gift,” said the group’s spokeswoman Ester Odendaal.

“The campaign will go on and we will continue to appeal to all healthy people to become blood donors … as blood supplies need to be continually replenished and built up,” Odendaal said.

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