Our Health Department is struggling with a shortage of blood, and they are appealing to eligible donors to give blood – especially with the holidays around the corner.
MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says generally, it’s mothers giving birth and cancer patients who require blood transfusions.
He’s called for participation from the youth.
“We rely a lot on young people because they’re healthy. We need everybody – 16 years up to 65. We rely mostly on young people, because you may be 65 – but if you have heart disease, kidney disease, you probably don’t qualify. So the younger you are, the more likely you could actually assist us,” he said