Western Cape Face Critical Blood Shortage

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Doctor collecting samples while a volunteer  gives  blood

The Western Cape Blood Service is experiencing a critical shortage of type O blood.

Spokesperson for the blood service Marike Gevers says there is a two-day supply for the O+ blood type and one day’s supply for the O- blood type.

The provincial blood service has appealed to those who live healthy lifestyles, weigh more than 50KG, and are 16 years and older to donate blood.

For more information, the public can send a WhatsApp message to 060 549 7244. 

[Picture: Healthline]

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