Red Saturday drive to boost blood stocks

The Western Cape Blood Service is appealing to people to donate blood during its Red Saturday big bleed ahead of the festive season when blood stocks run low. Picture: ANA Photographers

The Western Cape Blood Service is bolstering its blood stocks ahead of the festive season, when supplies run low.

The service will hold a big bleed, Red Saturday, at various malls on Saturday November 25, from 9am to 4pm.

You can donate at  Blue Route Mall in Tokai, Kenilworth Centre in Kenilworth, Bayside Mall in Table View, N1 City Mall in Goodwood, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre in Bellville, CapeGate Shopping Centre in Brackenfell, Liberty Promenade in Mitchell’s Plain and Somerset Mall in Somerset West.

“By donating one unit of blood, you get to save up to three lives”, said Marike Carli, a spokeswoman for the service.

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, visit, download the WCBS App, or send a WhatsApp to 060 549 7244.