KZN Health MEC urges youth to donate blood

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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.

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MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says generally, it’s mothers giving birth and cancer patients who require blood transfusions.

Dhlomo donated blood this morning – and says in a few weeks there will be a greater demand for stock at the province’s 21 blood banks.
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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

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