Jan 7, 2020Port Elizabeth – With a new decade upon us, this is a time for reflection and resolutions. A time for making plans for the year ahead.However the beginning of a year is a time when for many the demands of our day to day life still continue. Such is the case for doctors who work hard at saving lives and in many cases can only do so with the help of blood and blood products from blood donors.Due to the loyalty of our regular blood donors and the increasing number of South Africans who have started donating, 2019 was a successful year for the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).”Blood stock levels were adequate throughout the year and well over a million blood products were issued to patients requiring blood transfusions. The SANBS wishes to thank all blood donors for their support during 2019,” SANBS said.”During the last week blood stocks have, for the first time in many months, dropped below the ideal level of 5 days cover due to the holiday period and associated decrease in blood donations. 3500 donations is required daily to meet the demand of patients.”The SANBS encourages the public and current blood donors to find time this New Year to donate blood and help us ensure another year of sufficient blood products so that every patient requiring a life-saving blood transfusion receives it when needed. Each blood donation can save up to three lives.”Bring your friends and family and commit to starting the year on a good note and offer someone in need an opportunity to do the same with their loved ones.”The SANBS can only do this with the help of regular and committed blood donors.Visit www.sanbs.org.za or contact 0800 11 9031 to find out where you can donate blood. Follow us on Twitter (@theSANBS), Facebook (@SANBS) and Instagram (@thesanbs).SANBS Port Elizabeth Blood DrivesBLOOD DRIVESTART TIMEVENUEPORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDSHEALTH CENTRE PE09:00:00 AMSANBS BUSN2 CITY SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSANBS BUSNONESI MALL09:00:00 AMCENTRE COURTTHE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYERTHE MALL09:00:00 AMPICK ‘N PAY COURTWALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTREJEFFREYS BAY12:00:00 PMNEWTON HALLCLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSHOPRITE COURTPORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDSSTERKSTROOM12:00:00 PMNG KERKSAALNONESI MALL09:00:00 AMCENTRE COURTSUMMERSTRAND VILLAGE09:00:00 AMCNA PROMOTIONAL COURTTHE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYERGREENACRES SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMFOOD COURTWALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTREWALMER PARK SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMAMERICAN SWISS COURTBAYWEST MALL08:00:00 AMVIDA/CAPITEC COURT AT ENTRANCECLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSHOPRITE COURTZIYABUYA SHOPPING CENTRE11:00:00 AMSANBS BUSQUEENSTOWN10:00:00 AM26 ROBINSON ROADPORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDSSUNDAYS RIVER09:00:00 AMCOLCHESTER SHOPPING CENTRETHE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYERPIER 14 SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AM1st Floor @ African BankUITENHAGE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AM2 BILLSON STREETWALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTREMOFFETT ON MAIN CENTRE10:00:00 AMCHECKERS PROMOTIONAL COURTCLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE10:00:00 AMSHOPRITE COURTLIVINGSTONE HOSPITAL09:00:00 AMBUS at Main EntrancePORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDSBURGERSDORP11:00:00 AMFAMILY CHURCH HALLTHE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYERPIER 14 SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AM1st Floor @ African BankGREENACRES SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMFOOD COURTWALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE10:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTREST FRANCIS BAY12:00:00 PMBOWLING CLUB HALLPICK ‘N PAY HYPERMARKET11:00:00 AMBUSWALMER PARK SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMPICK N PAY COURT6th AVENUE SHOPPING CENTRE09:00:00 AMBUSPORT ELIZABETH DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMPROVINCIAL HOSPITAL GROUNDSTHE BRIDGE09:00:00 AMGAME FOYERWALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE08:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTREWALKER DRIVE BLOOD DONOR CENTRE09:00:00 AMWALKER DRIVE SHOPPING CENTREFollow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys! Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist. Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.