SANBS is a non-profit with the key purpose of saving lives through its commitment to providing all patients with sufficient, safe, quality blood products and medical services related to blood transfusion in an equitable, cost-effective manner. The vision is to be the cornerstone of healthcare services in South Africa. SANBS is rated amongst the best in the world in the provision of blood and blood products, research undertaken and training provided.
Despite SA’s youth forming almost 50% of the population, less than 20 % are active blood donors. An entire generation of donors is being lost due to aging and accompanying health challenges. With an older generation unable to donate, millennials and younger adults are increasingly crucial to our country’s future blood sustainability. With this in mind we believe our relationship with Global Citizen is the perfect partnership through which to foster a culture of blood donation among young South Africans.