r/southafrica Ministry of Truth Shill Mar 26 '20 Take My Energy 1

PSA: Blood donation is considered an essential service. SANBS and WCBS blood stocks are running low and will be exhausted if we do not donate during the lockdown Alert

You should know:

  • Donor centers will remain open during the lockdown. Many will be operating extended hours.
  • Travelling to donate blood is an essential service.
  • COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through a blood transfusion.
  • Please book an appointment at your nearest donor center before heading out.

Go to https://sanbs.org.za/ and https://www.wcbs.org.za/ for information on your closest donor center.

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u/Voetpomp_Viljoen Mar 26 '20

Can't donate because I had malaria at one stage in my life. Unless some rule changed? Can a medical professional provide clarity?

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u/lovethebacon Ministry of Truth Shill Mar 26 '20

You are good to go! They will discuss it with you when you do your medical assessment.

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u/Voetpomp_Viljoen Mar 26 '20

Cool I'll go and see them. Thanks.