Blood donors on the up

The number of blood donations has increased slightly, the South African National Blood Service said yesterday.

The number of blood donations has increased slightly, the South African National Blood Service said yesterday.

Spokesman Nicolette Duda said Group O blood stock grew from a one-day supply to two-days supply.

There is a need for blood supply of four to five days, she said.

"We are making a special appeal for new blood donors between the ages of 16 and 65, who weigh 50kg or more and lead a sexually-safe lifestyle.

For information, call 0800-11-9031. - Sapa

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