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When: 15 July 2013
Opens from 09h30 to 11h30
Where: IoDSA Training Centre
144 Katherine Street, Sandown, Sandton
Grayston Ridge Office Park, Block B, 1st Floor
Johannesburg, Gauteng 
South Africa
Contact: Katharine Arokiam

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IoDSA Blood Drive Invitation

You may be aware of the recent pleas for blood donations from the South African National Blood Services (SANBS) due to the critical shortage of blood supply.

SANBS has let us know that currently, the blood availability is less than 2 days and this results in major blood shortages and the impact on patients waiting for transfusions is life threatening.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, the IoDSA hasonce againoffered the use of our facilities to SANBS in order to carry out blood drives on 15 July and 4 November 2013.

As a member you are invited to visit the IoDSA’s training centre in Sandton to participate in this very critical drive by making a blood donation.

(Unfortunately we do not have facilities in the regions to host these drives so we encourage any regional members who are in the Gauteng area on this date to participate if they are available)

Date: 15 July 2013
Time: 09:30-11:30
Venue: 144 Katherine Street, Grayston Ridge Office Park, Block B, 1st floor, Sandown, Sandton

Thecriteria required to become a blood donor is that the potential donor has to be:
-16 years and older
-weigh 50kgs and over
-lead a SAFE lifestyle
-must eat before donating blood.

One is allowed to donate blood every two months. (EVERY 56 DAYS) and SANBS asks for a commitment to donating regularly so that a "blood history” can be established in order to use the donation.

For the blood donor clinic to be deemed successful, SANBS requires a minimum of 30 donations to be made on the day.

If you would like to make a donation on Monday, 15 July 2013, please RSVP below as soon as possible.

We look forward to your response..